Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > NanoViricides Presents FluCide™ Animal Study Data At Influenza Congress

Abstract:
Now Improved Substantially And Vastly Superior To Current Treatment

NanoViricides Presents FluCide™ Animal Study Data At Influenza Congress

West Haven, CT | Posted on November 24th, 2009

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB) (the "Company"), announced that Dr. Eugene Seymour, MD MPH, CEO of the Company, presented lifetime data from the recent FluCide™ animal study on November 19th at the Influenza Congress USA 2009 in Washington, DC.

These data clearly established that the new version of FluCide™ is superior to the older version. The data also showed extremely large survival lifetime improvement compared to an extended therapy using oseltamivir (Tamiflu® Roche).

Separately, Dr. Anil R. Diwan, President of the Company, presented a talk on November 18th at the Nano and Clean Tech 2009 Conference (www.chemshow.com/includes/nano.pdf) in New York City, held in conjunction and partnership with the Chem Show 2009.

Dr. Diwan gave a description of the nanomedicine technology on which the Company's product platform is based. He then went on to discuss the successful development of several drug candidates in a relatively short timeframe and with very small R&D expenditures that NanoViricides Inc. has been able to achieve. "Our achievements have clearly demonstrated that we can develop drug candidates against new virus targets very quickly," he said. He explained that the multi-point binding of a nanoviricide™, enabled by the underlying TheraCour® polymer, results in a nanoscale "velcro" or zipper-like effect. This allows the Company to employ virus-binding ligands with relatively low affinities successfully. "Other drug development approaches require discovery of antibodies or chemicals with very high affinities, sub-micromolar or better, which takes a lot of time and money," he said, adding, "In contrast, our technology allows us to use mimics of the natural and conserved binding sites of the viruses. This allows rapid development. Also, it means that a virus is far less likely to escape a nanoviricide compared to its escape rate against a highly specific drug discovered using a conventional methodology."

The recent animal study of FluCide was conducted using the same total lethality protocol employed in previous influenza studies by the Company. The new version of FluCide drug candidate extended the lifespan of lethally infected mice to 334±11 hrs (or 14 days) on average. In contrast, mice treated with an extended oseltamivir protocol survived for 193±3 hrs (or 8 days) on average. Control infected mice survived for only 121±2 hrs (or 5 days). FluCide was given as an IV injection, on alternate days, for five treatments. Oseltamivir was given as oral, twice daily, each at 20mg/kg through life (or 14 treatments). Previously, oseltamivir given using the customary protocol of oral, twice daily, each at 20mg/kg for 4 days (8 treatments), has produced a survival time of 151±1 hrs (or 6.3 days) in this model. Several additional parameters have been evaluated in this study. The Company expects to analyze the data from these additional parameters as they are received in the near future.

The Company believes that the lifetime data demonstrate an unquestionable superiority of the FluCide drug candidate compared to current drugs, and establish it as a viable therapy against influenza. We believe that FluCide is likely the most effective drug candidate in development against influenza, based on these results.

The studies were conducted by Dr. Krishna Menon, PhD, VMD, MRCS, at KARD Scientific, MA. One million virus particles of Influenza A Strain A/WS/33 (H1N1) were aspirated directly into the lungs of mice. A repeat "booster" infection was performed at 22 hrs. This is a highly lethal model, allowing the survival lifetimes to be directly used for rank ordering of efficacy of drug candidates.

The Company has previously shown that a previous version of the FluCide drug candidate was highly effective against two different clades of the H5N1 bird flu virus, in addition to being highly effective against H1N1 in the mouse model. The Company has recently improved the FluCide drug candidate, creating what it believes to be a single drug candidate against all forms of influenza. The Company believes that the data we presented at the Influenza Conference establish this pan-influenza drug candidate as a leading anti-influenza drug in development.

####

About NanoViricides
We have assembled a world class team to lead us to success. We have brought together highly experienced individuals with strong expertise in their respective areas. Our team possesses the combined expertise of having performed research, development, and regulatory processing for over 25 drugs, of which 10 are approved and the rest are at various advanced clinical stages, at the team members' previous affiliations. Our team is also highly innovative, and boasts pioneering research in varied areas that are at the fore-fronts of medical science and pharmaceutical technology such as polymeric micelles, multi-specific multi-targeting, anti-sense DNA, siRNA, ribozymes, and gene therapy.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:

Copyright © medicalnewstoday.com

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

Materials for the next generation of electronics and photovoltaics: MacArthur Fellow develops new uses for carbon nanotubes October 21st, 2014

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes: University of Oregon chemists provide a detailed view of traps that disrupt energy flow, possibly pointing toward improved charge-carrying devices October 21st, 2014

Super stable garnet ceramics may be ideal for high-energy lithium batteries October 21st, 2014

Could I squeeze by you? Ames Laboratory scientists model molecular movement within narrow channels of mesoporous nanoparticles October 21st, 2014

Products

HZO Teams With Deutsche Telekom to Unveil the Waterproof Tolino Vision 2 eReader: The New HZO Protected eReader Ushers in a New Era of Waterproof Electronics, Providing a Seamless User Experience Without the Risk of Using Port Doors and Mechanical Seals October 10th, 2014

7th Nanotechnology Festival, Exhibition Kicks Off Work in Iran October 7th, 2014

Next-Gen Luxury RV From Global Caravan Technologies Will Offer MagicView Roof and Windshield Using SPD-SmartGlass Technology From Research Frontiers: Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer Global Caravan Technologies (GCT) Features 28 Square Feet of MagicView™ SPD-SmartGlass September 17th, 2014

Fonon at Cutting-Edge of 3D Military Printing: Live-Combat Scenarios Could See a Decisive Advantage with 3D Printing September 15th, 2014

Possible Futures

Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires October 20th, 2014

Superconducting circuits, simplified: New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips October 18th, 2014

Nanocoatings Market By Product Is Expected To Reach USD 8.17 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. October 15th, 2014

Perpetuus Carbon Group Receives Independent Verification of its Production Capacity for Graphenes at 140 Tonnes per Annum: Perpetuus Becomes the First Manufacturer in the Sector to Allow Third Party Audit October 7th, 2014

Nanomedicine

Detecting Cancer Earlier is Goal of Rutgers-Developed Medical Imaging Technology: Rare earth nanocrystals and infrared light can reveal small cancerous tumors and cardiovascular lesions October 21st, 2014

Design of micro and nanoparticles to improve treatments for Alzheimers and Parkinsons: At the Faculty of Pharmacy of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country encapsulation techniques are being developed to deliver correctly and effectively certain drugs October 20th, 2014

Non-Toxic Nanocatalysts Open New Window for Significant Decrease in Reaction Process October 19th, 2014

European Commission opens the gate towards the implementation of Nanomedicine Translation Hub October 16th, 2014

Announcements

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes: University of Oregon chemists provide a detailed view of traps that disrupt energy flow, possibly pointing toward improved charge-carrying devices October 21st, 2014

Super stable garnet ceramics may be ideal for high-energy lithium batteries October 21st, 2014

Could I squeeze by you? Ames Laboratory scientists model molecular movement within narrow channels of mesoporous nanoparticles October 21st, 2014

Detecting Cancer Earlier is Goal of Rutgers-Developed Medical Imaging Technology: Rare earth nanocrystals and infrared light can reveal small cancerous tumors and cardiovascular lesions October 21st, 2014

Nanobiotechnology

Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream: Scientists have designed the first large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depths and complex 3D features, which could create revolutionary nanodevices October 20th, 2014

Scientists Map Key Moment in Assembly of DNA-Splitting Molecular Machine: Crucial steps and surprising structures revealed in the genesis of the enzyme that divides the DNA double helix during cell replication October 15th, 2014

DNA nano-foundries cast custom-shaped metal nanoparticles: DNA's programmable assembly is leveraged to form precise 3D nanomaterials for disease detection, environmental testing, electronics and beyond October 10th, 2014

Charged graphene gives DNA a stage to perform molecular gymnastics October 9th, 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