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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

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"

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

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

Antisense Oligonucleotide Development for Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
TS-037741 — The SMN2 gene contains sequences that regulate the level of inclusion of SMN exon7 in SMN mRNA, and some of these act in a negative manner. Antisense oligonucleotides to block the negative regulating protein binding to these sites can increase inclusion of SMN exon 7 and thus, the amount of SMN being produced.
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disorder that affects the control of muscle movement. It is caused by a loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brainstem, leading to weakness and atrophy in the muscles used for walking, crawling, sitting up, and head movement. In severe instances, …
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Burghes, Arthur; McGovern, Vicki; Prior, Thomas
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Cbl-b Inhibition as a Therapeutic Approach to Disseminated Candidiasis
TS-037695 — Disseminated C. albicans infection in patients who have a weakened immune system is life threatening and causes 40% of bloodstream infections (candidemia) in hospitals. Despite the availability of several anti­fungal drugs, invasive candidiasis still has a high mortality rate ranging from 19-4…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Zhang, Jian; Rappleye, Chad
  • Licensing Officer: Davis, Stewart

Discovery of a novel CD34(+) natural killer precursor population in human lymph nodes
TS-037651 — Ohio State University researchers have discovered novel subset of human CD34 (+) hematopoietic precursor cells and generated a method of isolating them.
Natural killer (NK) cells are a type of lymphocyte that plays a role in the immune system. These cells can react against and destroy another cell without prior sensitization to it. The role of NK cells in tumor activity is known, but recent research has also linked them to other immune disease con…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Caligiuri, Michael; Becknell, Michael; Freud, Aharon
  • Licensing Officer: Paschall, Christopher

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