Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Yissum Announces Nanotechnology for Increased Bioavailability of Compounds Wins Prestige Award

Abstract:
Yissum Ltd., the Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, today announced that Professor Nissim Garti from the Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has received the 2009 American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) Stephen S. Chang Award for his invention of novel nanoparticles of structured lipids to improve the bioavailability of various drug, food or cosmetic ingredients.

Yissum Announces Nanotechnology for Increased Bioavailability of Compounds Wins Prestige Award

Jerusalem, Israel | Posted on February 4th, 2009

"We are extremely proud that Professor Garti's achievements are recognized by the AOCS," stated Yehuda Yarmut, EVP and acting CEO of Yissum. His research is an excellent example of the importance and potential of basic research, and we believe that it has the potential to significantly improve the delivery of drugs, cosmetics and nutraceuticals."

Prof. Garti's inventions are based on trapping the relevant water-insoluble ingredient in a tiny liquid droplet. The nano-scale droplets function as microscopic shuttles, which deliver their cargo with increased efficiency. The technology could be utilized for delivering insoluble substances, for slow and controlled release of drugs, for improved transdermal drug delivery, and also for increased absorption of various food additives, such as in energy and health drinks. This technology has led to the establishment of NutraLease, a company that harnesses nano-encapsulation technology for improve delivery of drugs and nutraceuticals, such as vitamin D and E.

The latest development in Prof. Garti's work led to designing and constructing another set of new liquid architectures derived from lyotropic liquid crystals with cubic or hexagonal symmetries. The new delivery vehicles have water channels as well as oil channels that enable incorporation of water-soluble and oil-soluble bioactives for transdermal or transmembrane delivery. These novel preparations are thermodynamically stable and have very high solubilization capacities. They are designed to recognize the human membranes and to enhance the transport of the bioactives from the digestive tract to the blood stream or across the skin into the blood stream.

The Stephen S. Chang Award is bestowed by the AOCS in recognition of a scientist or technologist who has made decisive accomplishments in basic research that have been utilized by industries for the improvement or development of products related to lipids. The award winning ceremony will be part of the AOCS's 100th annual meeting, which will take place in Orlando, Florida on May 3-6.

####

About Yissum Ltd.
Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd. was founded in 1964 to protect the Hebrew University’s intellectual property and commercialise it. $1.2 Billion in annual sales are generated by products based on Hebrew University technologies licensed out by Yissum. Ranked among the top technology transfer companies in the world, Yissum has registered 6100 patents covering 1750 inventions; licensed out 480 technologies and spun out 65 companies. Yissum’s business partners span the globe and include companies such as Novartis, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Intel, Teva and many more.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Yissum Ltd.
Tsipi Haitovsky
+972-52-598-9892
Media Liaison

Copyright © Business Wire 2009

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

Toyocolor to Launch New Carbon Nanotube Materials at nano tech 2015 January 24th, 2015

NANOPOSTER 2015 - 5th Virtual Nanotechnology Conference - call for abstracts January 24th, 2015

Nanosensor Used for Simultaneous Determination of Effective Tea Components January 24th, 2015

The latest fashion: Graphene edges can be tailor-made: Rice University theory shows it should be possible to tune material's properties January 24th, 2015

Announcements

Toyocolor to Launch New Carbon Nanotube Materials at nano tech 2015 January 24th, 2015

NANOPOSTER 2015 - 5th Virtual Nanotechnology Conference - call for abstracts January 24th, 2015

Nanosensor Used for Simultaneous Determination of Effective Tea Components January 24th, 2015

The latest fashion: Graphene edges can be tailor-made: Rice University theory shows it should be possible to tune material's properties January 24th, 2015

Food/Agriculture/Supplements

Nanosensor Used for Simultaneous Determination of Effective Tea Components January 24th, 2015

Transparent artificial nacre: A brick wall at the nanoscale January 22nd, 2015

Anti-microbial coatings with a long-term effect for surfaces – presentation at nano tech 2015 in Japan January 21st, 2015

Nanotechnology Used to Produce Ceramic Membrane with High Thermal Stability January 19th, 2015

Personal Care

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life August 20th, 2014

AQUANOVA receives Technology Leadership Award 2014 FROST & SULLIVAN honors NovaSOL® Technology again August 12th, 2014

Nanotechnology used in sunscreens: a Mexican achievement May 14th, 2014

Production of Nanocapsule from Sea-Buckthorn Extract in Iran May 3rd, 2014

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

OCSiAl supports NanoART Imagery Contest January 23rd, 2015

EnvisioNano: An image contest hosted by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) January 22nd, 2015

Laser-generated surface structures create extremely water-repellent metals: Super-hydrophobic properties could lead to applications in solar panels, sanitation and as rust-free metals January 20th, 2015

NREL Scientist Brian Gregg Named AAAS Fellow: Gregg honored for distinguished contributions to the field of organic solar photoconversion January 20th, 2015

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 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE