This invention is a new class of nano-micelles that can treat various forms of cancer. Many cancers can begin to form when tumor regulating genes mutate and stop preventing tumor growth. These micelles may prevent tumor regulating genes from mutating so that they can continue to inhibit tumor growth.
Primary Application Area: Biotech, Pharma
Technology Development Status: Concept
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The research represents a new and substantive departure from the status quo, namely in seeking to exploit regulation of protein expression to restore wild type p53 functional dominance in cells that contain p53 mutants. In addition, delivery of this treatment may be done with orally available water-soluble nano-micelles, allowing the creation of a pill delivery system instead of an intravenous injection. The formulation contains natural ingredients to increase ceramide bioavailability and reduces the need for more toxic tumor suppressing chemicals, which should make treatment easier for patients.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
External Funding to Date: This project has received some funding from the Louisiana Board of Regents.