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Apoprotein manufacturing and methods for protein purification
TS-050238 — Methods of purifying proteins that can be used in various applications such as drug delivery, bioimaging and hemolysis treatment.
Novel protein and apoprotein purification strategies are valuable tools with a wide variety of medical and research applications. While there are existing techniques for protein and apoprotein purification, some of these have flaws such as the use of harsh denaturants, highly flammable solvents, l…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Susin Pires, Ivan; Cabrales, Pedro; Palmer, Andre
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Apoprotein manufacturing and methods for protein purification
TS-050238 — Methods of purifying proteins that can be used in various applications such as drug delivery, bioimaging and hemolysis treatment.
Novel protein and apoprotein purification strategies are valuable tools with a wide variety of medical and research applications. While there are existing techniques for protein and apoprotein purification, some of these have flaws such as the use of harsh denaturants, highly flammable solvents, l…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Susin Pires, Ivan; Cabrales, Pedro; Palmer, Andre
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Apoprotein manufacturing and methods for protein purification
TS-050238 — Methods of purifying proteins that can be used in various applications such as drug delivery, bioimaging and hemolysis treatment.
Novel protein and apoprotein purification strategies are valuable tools with a wide variety of medical and research applications. While there are existing techniques for protein and apoprotein purification, some of these have flaws such as the use of harsh denaturants, highly flammable solvents, l…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Susin Pires, Ivan; Cabrales, Pedro; Palmer, Andre
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Integrated Biomanufacturing System for Fiber-Reinforced Tissue Composites
TS-047830 — An automated technique and system which combines electrospinning, additive manufacturing, and cell dispensing for generating high-quality tissue constructs with high physiological relevance.
Recent advances in biofabrication introduced by additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM/3DP) have significantly improved the overall architecture control in tissue engineered constructs. These constructs have a wide variety of important research and clinical applications including, but not limited …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Zhang, Xu; Herderick, Edward; Niu, Ye "Ye"; Zhao, Yi
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

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"

Biomimetic vitreous substitute with ocular drug delivery
TS-044490 — Methods and compositions for an antioxidant releasing hydrogel vitreous substitute
The vitreous humor is a fragile, transparent tissue between the lens and the retina of the eye that maintains the shape of the eye, acts as a shock absorber, and enables nutrient diffusion to ocular tissues. The vitreous also plays a key role in oxygen homeostasis. Over time, the vitreous degrades…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Swindle-Reilly, Katelyn; Reilly, Matthew; Tram, Nguyen "Archie"
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

DNA-cage erasable labels for fluorescence-based imaging
TS-043819 — Compositions and methods for analyzing multiple biomarkers without damaging tissue.
Histopathology is a cornerstone of tissue analysis used to diagnose many clinical conditions. Many of these diagnoses are based on identifying the presence of specific biomarkers, which can be indicated by colored labels. Currently, only 1-2 markers can be analyzed per slide, reducing accuracy and…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Winter, Jessica; Jergens, Elizabeth; Lee, Kil Ho "Kilho"
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Cold responsive nanoparticles for overcoming cancer drug resistance
TS-043509 — A cold-responsive nanoparticle that quickly disassembles upon ice cooling leading to intracellular burst release of a chemotherapeutic drug in seconds
Stimuli-responsive nanoparticles (NPs) hold great promise for controlling drug release inside cancer cells. An obstacle to the effectiveness of this approach to chemotherapeutic drug delivery is the rapid expulsion of the delivered drug catalyzed by efflux pumps in the cell's plasma membrane. …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: He, Xiaoming "Shawn"; Wang, Hai
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

A Bi-layered Capsule for Sustainable Delivery of Protein Therapeutics
TS-042858 — A biodegradable drug delivery system for the treatment of disease, especially ophthalmic diseases including age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The device will be injected and can control drug release for at least 6 months following the initial injection.
Retinal diseases can be extremely difficult to monitor once procedures have been initiated. AMD is the fourth most common causes of blindness and requires monthly injections to manage the effects of the disease and prevent permanent blindness. However, receiving recurrent injections can potentiall…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Jiang, Pengfei; Lannutti, John; Ohr, Matthew; Swindle-Reilly, Katelyn
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Multi-Functional Drug Delivery Nanodevice for Precision Medicine
TS-041485 — A functionalized DNA nanostructure made through a scaffolded DNA origami molecular self-assembly process to deliver clinically significant concentrations of therapeutics.
This novel therapeutic approach leverages structural nanotechnology to create a DNA nanostructure that acts as a customizable delivery vehicle for therapeutic molecules. The technology allows for a highly tunable and customizable multi-functional drug delivery platform that incorporates interchang…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Castro, Carlos; Byrd, John; Halley, Patrick; Lucas, Christopher
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

Cancer Cell Motility Monitoring Device
TS-038384 — A novel device for monitoring cancer cell motility in real time using standard microscopy.
The Need Numerous cancer cells are capable of migration, resulting in metastasis of distinct organs and tissues from where the cancer first arose. Migrating cancer cells are known to directionally respond to applied electric fields, a phenomenon called electrotaxis, as well as topological cues prov…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Garg, Ayush; Bushman, Sarah; Ferree, Jessica; Jones, Travis; Song, Jonathan; Subramaniam, Vishwanath
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Sustained Release Microparticles for the Treatment of Ocular Diseases
TS-038312 — A novel, intravitreal microparticle injection capable of controlled-release of protein therapies (including anti-VEGF) for tunable periods of 6-12 months after injection for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in individuals 65 and older and is the third leading cause of blindness worldwide. Wet AMD is characterized by abnormal growth of leaky blood vessels leading to damage to the macula of the retina resulting in vision loss and …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Jiang, Pengfei; Ohr, Matthew; Swindle-Reilly, Katelyn
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Methods for Making Three Dimensional Microfluidic Bioreactor Array
TS-037642 — Design for a three-dimensional microfluidic bioreactor array; device allows for culturing of a variety of cell types without contamination.
Cell culture in a three-dimensional fluidic-flow microenvironment is critical for long-term cell-based assays. Conducting in vitro research offers an accessible, reproducible, and reliable mode of investigation for therapeutic decisions before work is conducted in vivo. However, because of the com…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Yang, Shang-Tian "ST"; Wen, Yuan
  • Licensing Officer: Bartell, Cordellia

Functionalization of Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) Surface by Amination with Polyethyleneimine (PEI) for Applications in Microfluidic Immunoassays, Protein/Enzyme Biochips, and Biocatalysis
TS-037631 — Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is a useful material for development of assays, biochips, and other biological materials. However, PMMA makes for a difficult substrate because of complexities with respect to adhesion. This technology presents two new methods for enhanced protein binding onto PMMA.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is a synthetic resin in the acrylic family, often used as a substitute for glass or as a material for biomedical devices. PMMA-based biosensors have low protein binding efficiency and low sensitivity. PMMA is used in a variety of applications like immunoassays, biosen…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Yang, Shang-Tian "ST"; Bai, Yunling
  • Licensing Officer: Bartell, Cordellia

Nanopump Separation Device and Method
TS-037584 — A device for separating macromolecules in a solution of macromolecules having different molecular sizes
Many clinical and research applications involve separation of specific biological molecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins, for further analysis and characterization. A complex biological system can only be understood after each component has been separately analyzed, and proteins must be pur…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Hansford, Derek; Walczak, Robbie
  • Licensing Officer: Ezzell, Janel

A Wearable Integrated System of Augmented Reality for Targeted Pathologic Specimen Sampling
TS-037535 — An integrated system to improve the quality of analysis of the resected tumor specimen that provides the pathologist with the latest technological and scientific advancements.
In the field of cancer pathology, the identification and sampling of tumors is essential for both surgical applications and treatment plans for patients that may include post-operative chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Currently pathologists and pathologist assistants rely on visual and tacti…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Yilmaz, Alper; Hall, Nathan; Hitchcock, Charles; Lee, Young Jin; Martin, Edward; Nichols, Shawnn; Ozer, Enver; Povoski, Stephen; Sachire, Jennifer; Xu, Ronald
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Tethered Liposomal Nanoparticle (tLN) Microarray Chips Containing Molecular Probes for Simultaneous Cell Sorting and Bio Detection
TS-037347 — A simple, and efficient method for identifying intra-cellular biomarkers for the targeted treatment of disease.
Tethered Lipoplex Nanoparticle (TLN) microarray biochips simultaneously capture and identify extracellular vesicles (EV) RNA targets from human plasma or bodily fluids with or without EV isolation. Molecular detection probes, such as molecular beacons (MBs), identify specific micro RNA (miRNA) or …
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lee, L James; Kwak, Kwang Joo; Lee, Andrew; Wu, Yun; Yu, Bo
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Overcoming cancer drug resistance by targeted production of reactive oxygen species in mitochondria
TS-037308 — A nanoparticle capable of causing targeted reactive oxygen species damage to the energy-producing organelles that sustain plasma membrane efflux pump function, allowing for intracellular retention of anticancer drugs
Multidrug resistance, the ability of cancer cells to develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs, is a major cause of tumor recurrence and cancer metastasis. One of the primary contributors to cancer cells developing this resistance is overexpression of membrane transporter-based efflux pumps in a ce…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: He, Xiaoming; Li, Xiaodong; Wang, Hai
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

Multichannel Polymer Chips for Rapid Multiplex Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
TS-014978 — A more accurate, cost efficient and faster method to one of the most widely used diagnostic tests in the world.
The conventional Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, or ELISA, is typically carried out in a 96-well or 384-well microliter plate. The method involves a series of mixing and washing steps, which are not only tedious and laborious, but which also often result in large errors and inconsistent outcome…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Yang, Shang-Tian "ST"; Bai, Yunling; Huang, Wei-Cho
  • Licensing Officer: Bartell, Cordellia

Oral Hydrogel Drug Delivery Agents
TS-014913 — A novel methodology for the production of polymeric particle-like drug delivery devices
Currently, the six common drug delivery mechanisms are oral, topical, injection, pulmonary administration, transmucosal, and transdermal. Advanced drug delivery include sustained/extended release, prodrugs, targeted, polymeric, implants, and IUDs. Polymeric drug delivery systems are provide a prom…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Lee, L James; Guan, Jingjiao; Hansford, Derek
  • Licensing Officer: Norris, Francis "Frank"

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