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An improved base editor (iABE-NG) for correcting genetic diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy
TS-049505 — An engineered base editor (iABE-NG) that uses an SpCas9 variant, a shortened adenine deaminase domain with eliminated RNA off-targeting activity, and an intein split for packaging into an adeno-associated virus (AAV), resulting in gene mutation correction.
There are thousands of monogenic diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) lacking effective therapeutic treatments. DMD is caused by genetic mutations in the DMD gene, which encodes the dystrophin protein. The mutations including missense point mutations, nonsense point mutations, deleti…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Han, Renzhi; Gao, Yandi; Xu, Li
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

A Novel Vaccine for Listeriosis Infection
TS-049471 — Listeriosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Although the average number of cases is moderate in the United States (1600-2500/year), listeriosis is a significant health concern due to its exceptionally high fatality rate. Indeed, listeriosis is the …
  • College: OSU Wexner Medical Center
  • Inventors: Seveau, Stephanie
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Stealth liposomes with greater stability for improved drug delivery
TS-048888 — Liposome drug delivery systems play a significant role in the formulation of new therapies. These liposome-encapsulated drugs are used to treat a wide range of diseases such as cancer, influenza, and hepatitis. While endogenous liposomes are recognized by the mononuclear phagocyte system and clear…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Bong, Dennis
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Analogues of the Epipolythiodioxopiperazine Alkaloids
TS-047118 — Analogues of verticillin which have more useful drug-like properties than the verticillin parent compounds alone, including increased solubility, absorption, and stability, all while maintaining similar anticancer potency to the original compounds.
Verticillins, which are epipolythiodioxopiperazine (ETP) alkaloids, have shown promising anticancer qualities; these fungal metabolites have exhibited high potency against a variety of tumor cell types, with IC50 values typically in the 10-500 nanomolar range. However, these compounds suffer from …
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Fuchs, James; Huntsman, Andrew
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

ReScribe: Transcription factors for reprogramming of diseased musculoskeletal related cells
TS-046978 — Transcription factors that can upregulate desired genes in diseased tissue to reprogram diseased cells, thereby reversing the disease and creating healthy non-diseased phenotype genes. These transcription factors would be especially useful in musculoskeletal diseases such as back pain and osteoarthritis.
Musculoskeletal diseases including osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain, are debilitating, painful, and often difficult to treat. Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, as an example, is strongly associated with low back pain, a leading cause of disability worldwide. According to the American…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Walter, Devina; Gallego Perez, Daniel; Higuita Castro, Natalia; Hoyland, Judith; Khan, Safdar; Tang, Shirley "Shirley Nina"; Walter, Benjamin
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

mRNA sequence engineering and uses thereof
TS-045448 — Maximized mRNA lifespan and translation for mRNA-based therapy applications.
Many diseases emerge from irregularities that occur during protein synthesis. While limited therapies exist to deliver mature proteins to compensate for these errors, protein therapy by direct protein delivery has limited efficiency. This is due to difficulty in controlling the volume of delivered…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Dong, Yizhou; Zeng, Chunxi
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Improving immunotherapy with mRNA delivery
TS-045426 — The central mission of cancer immunotherapy treatments is to aid the immune system in detecting and degrading cancer cells. For twenty years, the use of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) as anti-tumor drugs has been successful in managing cancer disease and increasing patient lifespan. These treatments…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Dong, Yizhou; Li, Wenqing; Zhang, Chengxiang
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Electrophiles for Re-activation of Aged Acetylcholine Esterase
TS-044619 — Organophosphorus (OP) poisons including sarin, VX, and novichoks are lethal agents of chemical warfare. Their toxicity is due to their direct inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), an enzyme that is vital to the nervous system via regulation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). AChE in…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Hadad, Christopher; Callam, Christopher; Corrigan, Thomas; Dicken, Rachel; Dogan Ekici, Ozlem; Fitzpatrick, Keegan; Franjesevic, Andrew; McElroy, Craig; McKenney, Ryan; Muthukrishnan, Siva; Sanan, Toby; Vyas, Shubham; Yoder, Ryan; Young, Amneh "Amneh"
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Live vaccine candidate for Chagas disease
TS-044084 — Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan parasite that causes Chagas disease, a PRV-eligible disease that is the leading cause of heart failure in Latin America. Due to migration of infected hosts from endemic regions, Chagas disease is also a growing public health concern in the USA and other migrant des…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: McGwire, Bradford
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Translational Activators of the Glutamate Transporter EAAT2 to Treat Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases
TS-043938 — Small molecule technology with novel translational activation mechanism.
Glutamate is a major neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) and essential for normal brain function including cognition, memory, and learning. However, the extracellular concentration of glutamate must remain below excitotoxic levels (~ 1 μM) to avoid overstimulation of …
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Lin, Chien-Liang; Hodgetts, Kevin
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Engineered Cells for Treatment of Animal Metabolic Disorders
TS-041976 — The implantation of engineered thermogenic cells for treating metabolic disease and obesity in animals.
Obesity remains one of the main underlying causes for many malignancies in domestic animals such as cats, dogs, and horses. From a veterinary perspective, obesity dramatically increases the risk of cancer, one of the leading causes of death in domesticated animals. Other diseases correlated with o…
  • College: College of Education & Human Ecology
  • Inventors: Ziouzenkova, Ouliana
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Method to improve efficiency and specificity of human tumor targeting and elimination by using a combination of split & splice protein toxins and oncolytic viruses
TS-040838 — Novel strategy to improve efficiency and specificity of tumor treatment via combinative use of a split & splice protein toxin and oncolytic virus.
In combating malignancies as complex as cancer, researchers and clinicians have created a diverse set of strategies to reduce tumor burden. Oncolytic viruses (OVs) have emerged as a promising means of treating this disease due to their potential to selectively target and effectively kill cancer ce…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Kudryashov, Dmitri; Cripe, Timothy; Kudryashova, Elena; Purde, Vedud
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Novel compositions of nanoparticles for nucleic acid therapeutic delivery
TS-040254 — Novel lipid-based nanoparticles that utilize a surfactant to improve self-assembly and stability. Finalized particles can be used for delivery of nucleic acids such as oligonucleotides and plasmid DNA.
Lipid-based nanoparticles (LNPs) have been extensively utilized in nucleic acid delivery. However, there are a number of challenges associated with LNP formulation. It is difficult to make sub-100-nm LNPs with a high nucleic acid concentration by traditional self-assembly methods. LNP synthesis ty…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Lee, Robert
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Novel synthetic apratoxin analogs for anticancer and therapeutic applications
TS-039269 — Synthetic apratoxin analogs with improved pharmacokinetic profiles for cancer treatments and drug development applications.
Apratoxins are potent cytotoxic biosynthetic products that are naturally produced by marine microorganisms. When isolated from nature, these natural compounds display very potent anticancer activities and studies have demonstrated their immunosuppressive activity. Unfortunately, in their natural f…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Forsyth, Craig; Jackel, Matthew; Xiao, Li
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis with Small Molecule IL-6/STAT3 Inhibitors
TS-038701 — Small-molecule prodrugs that target IL-6/STAT3 signaling pathway.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable and disabling autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system, is the leading cause of non-traumatic neurological disability in young adults. There have been important advances in MS therapy, such as drugs that slow the progression of the disease a…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Yang, Yuhong; Li, Chenglong; Racke, Michael
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Methods for generation of TF-targeting chimeric antigen receptors (CARs)-natural killer cells and T cells
TS-038262 — A therapeutic application of neovascular-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells and NK cells for treating diseases associated with pathological angiogenesis, in which TF is abarrently expressed, such as solid tumors, leukemia, lymphoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), endometriosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Nearly 2,000,000 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed each year in the United States. Available treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Recently, cell-based immunotherapy utilizing specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) expressing immune ce…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Hu, Zhiwei
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

A novel STK1-targeted small molecule as an "antibiotic resistance breaker"
TS-037880 — Inh2-B1 serves as a therapeutically important “antibiotic-resistance-breaker,” which enhances the bactericidal activity of Ceftriaxone/Cefotaxime against highly pathogenic MDRSA infection.
Highly pathogenic and multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus species encompasses methicillin-resistant strains of S. aureus (MDRSA) and S. epidermidis (MDRSE) that have developed resistance to multiple traditional antibiotics, including the 5th generation cephalosporin (Ceftaroline). Because of the re…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Pancholi, Vijay
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Oral cancer chemopreventive rinse
TS-037788 — Rinses with sustained contact time and field coverage have been developed to prevent oral cancer.
Oral cancer affects nearly 50,000 Americans each year and has a five year survival rate of 57%. Often, oral cancer is only discovered when it has metastasized, as it does not present recognizable symptoms, and it has a high risk of producing secondary tumors. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), a…
  • College: College of Dentistry
  • Inventors: Mallery, Susan; Lahann, Joerg
  • Licensing Officer: Paschall, Christopher

Use of Gene Product to Treat Nerve Injury and Sarcopenia
TS-037778 — A novel method using the overexpression of survival motor neuron protein to improve motor unity synaptic repair and restore/protect muscle size and function due to sarcopenia
Sarcopenia, the age-related wasting and loss of strength, is an important neuromuscular problem of aging. It affects up to 50% of individuals by the 8th decade, and can lead to impaired mobility, loss of independence, and increased risk of mortality. The neuromuscular system is comprised of groups…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Burghes, Arthur; Arnold, William; Kaspar, Brian; McGovern, Vicki
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Thermogenic Compositions and Methods
TS-037747 — Biologicals for treatment of obesity related disease, including glucose intolerance and neurological disorders.
Worldwide obesity has tripled over the last 40 years and the incidence of overweight or obese populations is rising in low, middle, and high income countries. An increase in adipose tissue results in higher risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, which increase risk for Alzheimer&rsqu…
  • College: College of Education & Human Ecology
  • Inventors: Ziouzenkova, Ouliana; Parquette, Jonathan
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

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