Home > Press > Telomolecular Acquires Anti-Aging Technology from Stanford University
Telomolecular Corporation acquires an important technology from Stanford University that might be used to fight presently incurable problems of human aging and disease.
Telomolecular Acquires Anti-Aging Technology from Stanford University
Rancho Cordova, CA | Posted on May 22nd, 2007
Telomolecular Corporation, a Rancho Cordova based nanotechnology company, recently acquired a new technology from Stanford Leland Jr. University. The technology, called Mitofusin 1, allows for the repair of damaged mitochondrial DNA. Damage to mitochondrial DNA leads to forms of aging and a variety of diseases. By combining this tool with other portfolio products Telomolecular hopes to reverse certain symptoms and signs of human aging.
The terms of the agreement require that Telomolecular meet certain milestones in order to maintain permanent and exclusive worldwide licensing rights. The University is entitled to a royalty on goods as well as certain undisclosed fees.
This is really the first practical tool that can be used to repair damage to mitochondrial DNA. We believe that this acquisition reinforces our broader initiatives in the field of human aging and diversifies our ability to treat serious problems of age-associated disease. Mitofusin 1 represents an innovation in human health.
Mitochondria produce energy for the human body and play a role in human aging. The dysfunction of various mitochondrial genes have long been implicated in a number of rare diseases, some fatal. Mitochondria may also play a role in other, more common, diseases as well. Parkinson's disease, progressive-blindness diseases and certain cancers have been found to involve mutations in mitochondrial genes. Mitochondrial genes have also been implicated in type 2 diabetes in individuals who have none of the typical diabetes risk factors.
The correction of damaged mitochondrial DNA may have applications in human aging. An unfortunate side effect of aerobic respiration in mitochondria is that unstable molecules called reactive oxygen species (ROS) begin to accumulate in the mitochondrial DNA compartment and cause damage to mitochondrial DNA. The intentional mutation of mitochondrial DNA in lab animals causes premature aging (Larrson et al., 2004).
Additionally, mitochondrial DNA mutations are found to accumulate with age in humans.
According to the company's Chief Executive Officer, Matthew A. Sarad, "This is really the first practical tool that can be used to repair damage to mitochondrial DNA. We believe that this acquisition reinforces our broader initiatives in the field of human aging and diversifies our ability to treat serious problems of age-associated disease. Mitofusin 1 represents an innovation in human health."
About Telomolecular Corporation
Telomolecular develops nanotechnologies that treat problems of human aging. The corporation's primary focus is on the transport of therapeutic agents that lengthen and repair chromosomal telomeres in living animals. Successful therapies based on this tactic may offset, and potentially reverse, many devastating age-related diseases and perhaps address many symptoms and signs associated with human aging.
For more information, please click here
Matthew A. Sarad
msarad @ telomolecular.com
Copyright © PRWeb™
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin April 18th, 2014
Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair April 18th, 2014
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Introduces the MFP-3D InfinityTM AFM Featuring Powerful New Capabilities and Stunning High Performance April 18th, 2014
Transparent Conductive Films and Sensors Are Hot Segments in Printed Electronics: Start-ups in these fields show above-average momentum, while companies working on emissive displays such as OLED are fading, Lux Research says April 17th, 2014
Harris & Harris Group Notes Mersana's Collaboration Agreement With Subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. April 8th, 2014
Nanoparticles cause cancer cells to self-destruct April 3rd, 2014
A*STAR's Simtech collaboration agreements to accelerate the growth and development of the microfluidics industry April 1st, 2014
Dolomite releases novel droplet-on-demand sequencing and droplet generation microfluidic system April 1st, 2014
Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013
Chicago Awareness Organization First Not-for-Profit to Sponsor Dog Training to Detect Ovarian Cancer Odorants December 12th, 2013
ZEISS Microscopes used to create images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport: Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology October 25th, 2013
New potential for touch screens found at your fingertips September 17th, 2013
Conceptual Nanomedical Lipofuscin Removal Strategy April 29th, 2013
utsandiego.com November 22nd, 2012
Nanoparticles against aging October 3rd, 2012
Frost & Sullivan Hosts Webinar: Can We Live Forever? Gauging the Future Trajectory of Medical Technology Development March 24th, 2011