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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

Nanoparticle Composition for Nucleic Acid Delivery
TS-044109 — Lipid nanoparticles (LNs) usable for the delivery of therapeutic compositions, including, but not limited to nucleic acids (NAs).
Nucleic Acid (NA) based therapies are used to inhibit gene expression. Lipid nanoparticles (LNs) are capable of carrying these therapies into cells. However, this delivery requires overcoming several physiological barriers. For instance, one barrier is the acidic endosome conditions within the cel…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Lee, Robert
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

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

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

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

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

Phyllanthusmin and acutissimalignan A compound derivatives for anticancer and immunostimulation
TS-037721 — A group of potential antitumor arylnapthalene lactone derivatives, which may be developed as novel anticancer and immunostimulant agents.
Natural products and semi-synthetic derivatives derived from them have been used for anticancer drugs or drug leads for many years. However, side-effects such as myelosuppression and secondary leukemia have been reported. Furthermore, these natural products can be difficult to use for targeting sp…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Kinghorn, Alan "Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn"; Fuchs, James; Huntsman, Andrew
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

STAT3 Inhibitors and Their Anti-Cancer Usage
TS-037671 — Novel non-peptidomimetic molecules for use as anti-cancer inhibitors of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3.
The search for more potent drug delivery candidates for cancer therapy remains a challenge within the medical community. Efforts to target cancer at the genetic level have led to numerous discoveries, including the role that constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcripti…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Li, Chenglong; Lin, Jiayuh; Yu, Wenying
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Antisense Morpholino Treatment to Increase SMN Levels and Treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy
TS-037648 — A treatment for spinal muscular atrophy.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is caused by deletion or mutation of SMN1 and retention of SMN2, this in turn leads to reduced levels of the full SMN protein. SMA is the second leading cause of neuromuscular disease, and many people living with SMA need round-the-clock care from their families and a…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Burghes, Arthur; Porensky, Paul
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

A novel, third generation tissue factor-targeting immunoconjugate (L-ICON3) and its uses
TS-037399 — Tissue factor targeting agent aimed at fighting pathologic angiogenesis.
Tissue Factor (TF) is a cell surface receptor that is not expressed on normal vascular endothelial cells, the inner layer of normal blood vessel, and mediates coagulation in physiological condition. Under pathological conditions, TF is aberrantly expressed on the angiogenic vascular endothelial ce…
  • College: College of Medicine (COM)
  • Inventors: Hu, Zhiwei
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Novel bacterial Type II topoisomerase inhibitors for the treatment of bacterial infections
TS-037293 — Bacterial infections such as sexually transmitted diseases, meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB), and tetanus are some of the most common infectious diseases. However, there are few drugs that can be used against all of these diseases, and several bacteria have developed resistance to many com…
  • College: College of Pharmacy
  • Inventors: Mitton-Fry, Mark
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Paenibacterin: A Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial
TS-014990 — Paenibacterin is a new broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent produced by Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus OSY-SE
Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria mutate or acquire antibiotic resistant genes from another bacterium. Once this change occurs, the bacteria prevent the antibiotic from controlling or killing a bacterial growth (APUA). This results in the growth and proliferation of bacteria with a strong…
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Yousef, Ahmed; Guo, Yaoqi; Huang, En; Yuan, Chunhua; Zhang, Liwen "Liwen"
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

Self-Assembly of Therapeutic-Agent Nanostructures
TS-014812 — An improved delivery mechanism has been developed for hydrophobic drugs such as camptothecin which will increase chemotherapeutic efficacy.
Many cancer therapeutics exhibit extremely toxic side effects or have limited efficacy due to low bio-availability. Existing drug delivery technologies can add excessive mass to the therapeutic, grossly expanding the dosage necessary for response. Camptothecin (CPT) is a naturally occurring compou…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Parquette, Jonathan; Grinstaff, Mark; Kaplan, Jonah; Kim, Se Hye
  • Licensing Officer: Flammang, Ann Marie

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