Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Intradigm Further Strengthens Competitive Position in RNA Interference (RNAi) Space by Licensing Key Delivery Intellectual Property From Massachusetts

Abstract:
Technology Enhances Company's RNAi Delivery Platform and Expands Opportunity to Pursue Broad Range of Therapeutic Areas

Intradigm Further Strengthens Competitive Position in RNA Interference (RNAi) Space by Licensing Key Delivery Intellectual Property From Massachusetts

PALO ALTO, CA | Posted on January 29th, 2008

Intradigm Corporation, a leading developer of targeted, systemic RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, today announced that it has licensed a key patent related to nucleic acid delivery technologies in the field of RNAi drug development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The licensing of this intellectual property significantly strengthens Intradigm's RNAi delivery platform patent portfolio. The scope of the licensed technology covers a broad range of biodegradable polymer structures for the delivery of RNAi therapeutics, thus increasing the opportunity to achieve successful clinical proof of concept. The licensed technology also allows Intradigm to pursue applications for its RNAi NanoPlex(TM) technology across a wider range of therapeutic indications.

"Intradigm's licensing of this RNAi delivery technology intellectual property is consistent with our commitment to establish a strong IP position that will allow us to identify, develop and commercialize optimal delivery platforms toward the ultimate realization of RNAi therapeutics. This transaction builds on our dominant IP position in the field of biodegradable polymers delivery platform for RNAi therapeutics," said Mohammad Azab, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Intradigm. "We believe that our licensing of this important intellectual property demonstrates that Intradigm is a key player in the space. We are thrilled to continue our work in the exciting area of RNAi therapeutic development with these new resources at our disposal."

ABOUT THE RNAi NANOPLEX(TM) DELIVERY PLATFORM

To address the issue of effective and targeted delivery of RNAi therapeutics, Intradigm has developed and in-licensed an extensive intellectual property portfolio around its proprietary RNAi Nanoplex technology, a powerful combination of advanced RNAi delivery systems. In its simplest form, the RNAi Nanoplex technology is comprised of a proprietary, biodegradable polycationic polymer and an active siRNA molecule. The polycationic polymer can also be protected through a steric polymer such as PEG and targeted by attaching a receptor ligand to the nanoparticle. The technology exclusively licensed from MIT enhances Intradigm's existing intellectual property portfolio and provides Intradigm with the rights and know-how to leverage a broad family of polymers and polymer structures in connection with its RNAi Nanoplex delivery platform.

####

About Intradigm Corporation
Intradigm is a private biotechnology company dedicated to the development of targeted, systemic RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases with an initial focus on oncology.

At present, Intradigm is working to build a high-value internal pipeline of RNAi oncology therapeutics, and is actively advancing its lead drug candidate, ICS-283, for a variety of cancer indications. The company is also establishing collaborative relationships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies through which Intradigm's advanced RNAi delivery technology may be applied to a broad range of therapeutic targets.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Phil Haworth
Intradigm Corporation
+1-650-855-1514
or
investors
Stephanie Diaz
+1-415-675-7400
or
media
Tim Brons
+1-415-675-7402
both of Vida Communication, for Intradigm

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Organometallics welcomes new editor-in-chief: Paul Chirik, Ph.D. July 22nd, 2014

The Hiden EQP Plasma Diagnostic with on-board MCA July 22nd, 2014

Iran to Hold 3rd Int'l Forum on Nanotechnology Economy July 22nd, 2014

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 22nd, 2014

Nanomedicine

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies Main Page Content: Vaccine reduced lung inflammation to allergens in lab and animal tests July 22nd, 2014

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast July 22nd, 2014

SentiMag® Now Available in Australia and New Zealand July 21st, 2014

More than glitter: Scientists explain how gold nanoparticles easily penetrate cells, making them useful for delivering drugs July 21st, 2014

Announcements

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events July 22nd, 2014

Bruker Awarded Fourth PeakForce Tapping Patent: AFM Mode Uniquely Combines Highest Resolution Imaging and Material Property Mapping July 22nd, 2014

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast July 22nd, 2014

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene’s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level July 22nd, 2014

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Bruker Awarded Fourth PeakForce Tapping Patent: AFM Mode Uniquely Combines Highest Resolution Imaging and Material Property Mapping July 22nd, 2014

Rice's silicon oxide memories catch manufacturers' eye: Use of porous silicon oxide reduces forming voltage, improves manufacturability July 10th, 2014

Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance: Researchers develop low cost, environmentally friendly way to produce sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times July 8th, 2014

Let there be light: Chemists develop magnetically responsive liquid crystals - UC Riverside discovery has applications in signage, posters, writing tablets, billboards and anti-counterfeit technology June 26th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE