LipoMedics, Inc. Obtained A Phase I SBIR Grant By NIH
Published: Mar 15, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LipoMedics Inc. announces that its Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant entitled "Targeting the plasma high density lipoprotein (SR-B1) receptor for effective anti-cancer therapeutics" has been approved for funding of US$220,726.00 from National Institutes of Health (NIH), US.
The goal of this SBIR project is to develop nanoparticle formulation of a water insoluble chemotherapeutic agent (Valrubicin) for systemic administration. The platform technology relies on remodeling of drug nanoparticle into circulating HDL/Albumin drug complex with affinity for the Scavenger Receptor type B1 (SR-B1) receptor.
This award will provide LipoMedics the additional funding for its continued research in the development of solvent-free effective anti-cancer therapeutics of water insoluble drugs. LipoMedics has also secured US$1M in equity investment and additional funding from its corporate partner- Autotelic Inc..
About The National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health is the largest biomedical research agency and is made up of 27 centers. It supports the research of over 2500 universities and research institutions throughout the nation. The NIH Small Business Innovation Research program is one of the largest sources of early stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. The program allows for US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization.
About LipoMedics Inc.
LipoMedics is developing personalized paclitaxel therapy based on its proprietary Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) device and its platform for delivery of water insoluble drugs including paclitaxel. The company's platform technology is phospholipid paclitaxel nanoparticle that upon injection disperses paclitaxel in the plasma compartment. This phospholipid paclitaxel formulation will represent the "Next Generation Paclitaxel Nanomedicine". More information is available at www.lipomedics.com.
About Autotelic Inc.
Autotelic works through partners to transform how medications are being delivered. The Autotelic platform is a Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) device which allows PK guided dosing, reducing the toxicity from overmedication and increasing the efficacy from under-medication. Current dosing schemes result in either too much drug exposure or too little drug exposure because of individual pharmacokinetic variations. The Autotelic pipeline includes TDM devices for management of oncology, hypertension and pain. More information is available at www.autotelicinc.com.
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