Xenogenics Received Rights to Polyanhydride Compounds Drug Delivery Patent
Published: Feb 16, 2012
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenogenics Corporation, a subsidiary of MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MCET) has exclusive license rights to a polyanhydride compounds drug delivery patent recently granted in Canada.
The patent was granted to Rutgers University this July for polyanhydrides which link low molecular weight drugs containing a carboxylic acid group and an amine, thiol, alcohol or phenol group within their structure into polymeric drug delivery systems. The patent also covers methods of producing polymeric drug delivery systems via these polyanhydride linkers and methods of administering low molecular weight drugs to a host via the polymeric drug delivery systems.
Xenogenics Corporation has exclusively licensed this patent from Rutgers University and believes it has applications in the company's coated cardiac stent business and other therapeutic applications which may be attractive to the pharmaceutical industry.
Xenogenics Corporation is a majority-owned subsidiary of MultiCell Technologies, Inc., which is developing novel therapeutics and discovery tools that address unmet medical needs. For more information about Xenogenics Corporation and MultiCell Technologies, please visit http://www.xenogenicscorp.com and http://www.multicelltech.com.
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