GeneSegues, Inc. Announces Allowance of EPO Patent
Published: Mar 06, 2012
"We are gratified that the EPO has recognized the importance and patentability of our discoveries in nonviral technologies that can take advantage of efficient lipid raft pathways into the target cell," said Gretchen Unger, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and founder of GeneSegues. "This patent covers a broad and significant technology platform which we are continuing to develop with collaborators across a range of applications including cancer, liver, and infectious diseases."
The new patent includes claims covering compositions of sub-50 nanometer capsules and methods of formulation. The composition claims cover sub-50 nanometer capsules that consist of a substitutable biopolymer ligand shell which can actively target the composition to any desired cell type, and can encapsulate large or small molecule drug cargo. The method claims cover the processes for formulating the nanocapsules with a novel design that is both versatile and scalable.
About GeneSegues, Inc.
GeneSegues is a biopharmaceutical company focused on applying its novel drug delivery technology to produce breakthrough nucleic acid-based therapeutics and vaccines for the treatment and prevention of serious diseases. The company's sub-50 nanometer ('s50') capsule technology addresses the series of biological barriers that prevent nucleic acids from reaching the therapeutically-important cytoplasm and nucleus of the target cell. Further information about GeneSegues can be found at http://www.genesegues.com
Gretchen Unger, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer