Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Aposense Receives Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation of the Year Award

Abstract:
Frost & Sullivan today announced that the 2008 European Technology Innovation of the Year Award in molecular/cellular imaging has been bestowed upon Aposense Ltd., for its pioneering molecular platform for the targeting and imaging of apoptosis.

Aposense Receives Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation of the Year Award

Mountain View, CA | Posted on November 7th, 2008

Israeli-based Aposense's technology platform, known as Aposense(R), is an innovative set of rationally designed molecules specifically targeting apoptosis (programmed cell death), both for medical imaging, personalised medicine, and for targeted drug design.

"The modular structure of Aposense(R) molecules allows a broad range of imaging moieties for clinical imaging to be attached and targeted to apoptotic cells," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Katherine Austin. "Drugs can also be targeted to apoptotic cells and tissues with Aposense(R). This important characteristic makes Aposense(R) technology applicable to various imaging modalities and targeted therapeutics."

The Aposense(R) lead-compound for molecular imaging, ML-10, enables real-time visualisation of biological activity in the clinic using a standard positron emission tomography (PET) scanner following radio-labeling of the ML-10 agent with the isotope 18-F, which is used for most other PET procedures. It can be used in the diagnosis of disease as well as disease staging, and also for monitoring response to therapy. It can also be integrated as a valuable tool in the drug development processes.

"In the field of oncology, Aposense(R) ML-10 allows clinicians to see response of tumors to anti-cancer treatment within hours or days, compared with the use of current technologies such as computerised tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, which require weeks or months before the therapeutic effects can be visualised," says Austin. "Standard imaging technologies reveal treatment effects only at the anatomical level, while with Aposense(R), the biological effect can be seen much earlier at the cellular level."

Aposense's imaging technology can thus provide real-time answers to important qualitative and quantitative questions, while allowing physicians to make better use of their therapeutic arsenal. Aposense(R) technology could also play an important role in bio-guided radiotherapy, where Aposense will enable adjusting the radiation field and dose to optimise its effectiveness.

"Some additional significant advantages of Aposense's technology for medical imaging are its long shelf life and in vivo stability, its low required dose, and its rapid clearance from non-target tissues through the urine," adds Austin. "Moreover, the technology is clinically-compatible, and its implementation does not require any changes in current standard medical imaging equipment or methods."

While there are a few other probes for cell death in vitro in cell culture, Aposense(R) ML-10 is the only agent currently available for the clinical detection of 'cell death in the living body'. Limitations of other investigated probes include toxicity, chemical reactivity, and immunogenicity. Furthermore, these probes have problems of bio-distribution and rapid metabolism and degradation in vivo, which consequently lead to low signal/background ratios.

"Low-molecular weight compounds are advantageous over large protein products on the market in many aspects, such as immunogenicity, metabolism, radiolabeling or bio-distribution," comments Austin. "Therefore, Aposense has utilized a nanotechnology approach in designing a molecule with minimised structure, which maintains biological performance in the detection of apoptotic cells; the company's lead product for molecular imaging, the Aposense (18F)- ML-10 for PET imaging, has a molecular weight of only 206."

Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation Award is bestowed upon a company (or individual) that has carried out new research, which has resulted in innovation(s) that have or are expected to bring significant contributions to the industry in terms of adoption, change, and competitive posture. This award recognises the quality and depth of a company's research and development program as well as the vision and risk-taking that enabled it to undertake such an endeavour.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About Aposense Ltd.

Aposense Ltd. is a molecular imaging and drug development company, leading the translation of the science of apoptosis (programmed cell death) into clinical practice. Aposense introduces novel imaging and therapeutic agents based on rationally-designed, nano-mechanisms for selective targeting of cells undergoing apoptosis. Aposense technology is based on a new, patented class of small molecular probes that selectively identify and accumulate within apoptotic (dying) cells in vivo. Apoptosis plays a role in many diseases across numerous clinical areas, including oncology, neurology and cardiology. Aposense probes for Molecular Imaging enable real-time visualization of the biological activity of disease, its onset, change in course and response to therapy, and to personalize treatment for the individual patient in cancer and other diseases. Therapeutic applications of Aposense technology in pre-clinical development include anticancer therapy which uses apoptotic cells in tumors as targets for specific delivery of cytotoxic compounds into the tumor. For additional information, visit www.aposense.com

####

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company's TEAM Research, Growth Consulting and Growth Team Membership(TM) empower clients to create a growth-focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30 offices on six continents.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Ciara Jamie Connolly
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices
0044 (0)207.915.7868
or
Nitzi Abro
Aposense
+972-54-466-0555


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

New research project supports internationalisation in nano-research: Launch of new “Baltic Sea Network” November 22nd, 2014

3rd Iran-Proposed Nano Standard Approved by International Standard Organization November 22nd, 2014

NMTI announces breakthrough solutions for HAMR nanoantenna for next-generation ultra-high density magnetic storage November 21st, 2014

Canatu Launches CNB In-Mold Film for Transparent Touch on 3D Surfaces –in Cars, Household Appliances, Wearables, Portables November 20th, 2014

Imaging

Leica Microsystems Presents Universal Hybrid Detector for Single Molecule Detection and Imaging at SfN and ASCB: Leica HyD SMD - the Optimal Detector for Precise and Reliable SMD data November 20th, 2014

NRL Scientists Discover Novel Metamaterial Properties within Hexagonal Boron Nitride November 20th, 2014

Spectral Surface Mapping with Microscopic Resolution: CRAIC Technologies introduces Spectral Surface Mapping™ (S2M™) software November 18th, 2014

Two sensors in one: Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases November 18th, 2014

Announcements

New research project supports internationalisation in nano-research: Launch of new “Baltic Sea Network” November 22nd, 2014

3rd Iran-Proposed Nano Standard Approved by International Standard Organization November 22nd, 2014

NMTI announces breakthrough solutions for HAMR nanoantenna for next-generation ultra-high density magnetic storage November 21st, 2014

Nano Sorbents Able to Remove Pollutions Caused by Oil Derivatives November 20th, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

SUNY Poly Student Awarded Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Energy's Postgraduate Research Program: Ph.D. Candidate Accepts Postmaster's Appointment To Conduct Research At Albany NanoTech Complex November 13th, 2014

MEMS Industry Group's 10th Annual Executive Conference Showcases Rapid Innovation in MEMS/Sensors: Emphasizes Spirit of Collaboration, Supporting First Open-Source Algorithm Community, New Standardization Efforts November 10th, 2014

Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents October 29th, 2014

New nanodevice to improve cancer treatment monitoring October 27th, 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