Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > NBMI Announces Issuance of US Patent On Targeted Delivery of Therapeutics

Abstract:
Officials at NanoBioMagnetics, Inc, announced today that the company has received Notification of Issuance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its patent application on the delivery of bioactive substances to target cells.

NBMI Announces Issuance of US Patent On Targeted Delivery of Therapeutics

Edmond, OK | Posted on June 9th, 2010

The newly issued Patent (US 7,723,311), filed in 2005, which was developed through collaborative efforts with the Office of Naval Research and the University of Oklahoma, describes methods for preparing magnetically responsive nanomaterials containing a therapeutic load, and the use of external shaped magnetic forces to concentrate and release the therapeutic construct at a target site. The company has been developing this magnetic vectoring platform methodology since 2004. This is NBMI's second patent award with several related applications currently pending Patent Office review.

NBMI Founder and CEO, Charles Seeney, says this patent will form the Intellectual Property foundation for subsequent filings that will tend to become more applications specific. "We've been looking forward to the issuance of this patent for some time," says Seeney, "and, because of its basic nature and the broad coverage we receive, our IP platform for magnetic vectoring becomes very solid." NBMI was previously awarded a US Patent for the nanomechanical movement of middle ear tissue in the amplification of sound.

As noted by Dr. Barbara Yuill (Dunlap Codding PC), who prosecuted the patent application for NBMI, nanotechnology applications are notoriously difficult to advance through the patent office, "due to the multidisciplinary applicability and a large volume of nanotechnology research publications and patent applications." Yuill points out that one of the most challenging areas for nanotechnology inventors is the non-obviousness barrier to patentability. Nanotechnology inventions are not novel simply because the nanoparticles are small. Rather the nanoparticles, or the process used to make the nanoparticles, must yield unexpected results not previously recognized to be patentable.

The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Office of Navy Research was specifically focused on the magnetically driven transport of superparamagnetic nanoparticles across the Round Window Membrane into the inner ear. Seeney says this technology could eventually be used to deliver genetic materials and therapeutics to the inner ear for hearing remediation.

The company, through its research collaborations, is now directing its magnetic vectoring platform to the tumor-specific delivery of chemotherapeutics, and to the development of early-stage cancer diagnostics. Seeney concludes, "while progress seems slow, and in the midst of a very negative economic climate, we continue to make significant technical advancements."

Safe Harbor Statement:

Certain statement included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of products and services, statements about future market conditions, supply and demand conditions, and other expectations, intentions and plans contained in this press release that are not historical fact and involve risks and uncertainties. The company's expectations regarding future revenues are dependent upon the ability to develop and supply products and services that meet defined specifications. When used in this press release, the words "plan," "expect," "believe," and similar expressions are generally considered forward-looking statements. These statements reflect current expectations.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Charles E Seeney

Copyright © NanoBioMagnetics

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

Nanotech could rid cattle of ticks, with less collateral damage September 1st, 2015

Scientists 'squeeze' light one particle at a time: A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been 'squeezed' -- an achievement which at least one textbook had written off as hopeless September 1st, 2015

Using ultrathin sheets to discover new class of wrapped shapes: UMass Amherst materials researchers describe a new regime of wrapped shapes August 31st, 2015

New material science research may advance tech tools August 31st, 2015

Possible Futures

Sediment dwelling creatures at risk from nanoparticles in common household products August 13th, 2015

Harris & Harris Group Reports Financial Statements as of June 30, 2015, and Announces a Stock Repurchase Program August 10th, 2015

Molecular trick alters rules of attraction for non-magnetic metals August 5th, 2015

Global Carbon Nanotubes Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports August 4th, 2015

Academic/Education

Announcing Oxford Instruments and School of Physics signing a Memorandum of Understanding August 26th, 2015

Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo, Japan, uses Raman microscopy to study crystallographic defects in silicon carbide wafers August 25th, 2015

JPK reports on the use of a NanoWizard® AFM-SECM system at the Université Paris Diderot looking at nanoscale biostructures August 18th, 2015

Rice, Penn State open center for 2-D coatings: National Science Foundation selects universities to develop atom-thin materials with industry partners August 13th, 2015

Nanomedicine

Efficiency of Nanodrug Containing Antibiotics in Treatment of Infectious Diseases Evaluated August 31st, 2015

Researchers use DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells August 30th, 2015

Iranian Scientists Use Artemisia Annua Plant to Produce Breast Cancer Drugs August 29th, 2015

Small but heading for the big time: Nanobiotix half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2015, in line with expectations: Major clinical achievements and corporate developments August 28th, 2015

Announcements

Nanotech could rid cattle of ticks, with less collateral damage September 1st, 2015

Scientists 'squeeze' light one particle at a time: A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been 'squeezed' -- an achievement which at least one textbook had written off as hopeless September 1st, 2015

An engineered surface unsticks sticky water droplets August 31st, 2015

New material science research may advance tech tools August 31st, 2015

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

An engineered surface unsticks sticky water droplets August 31st, 2015

Developing Component Scale Composites Using Nanocarbons August 26th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Update On Hospital Project, PCAOB Audit, and New Heat Shield™ Line August 24th, 2015

Revolutionary MIT-Developed Nanotechnology Company Showcases at CAMX in Dallas August 20th, 2015

Nanobiotechnology

Researchers use DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells August 30th, 2015

Small but heading for the big time: Nanobiotix half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2015, in line with expectations: Major clinical achievements and corporate developments August 28th, 2015

Nanotechnology that will impact the Security & Defense sectors to be discussed at NanoSD2015 conference August 25th, 2015

Louisiana Tech University researchers discover synthesis of a new nanomaterial: Interdisciplinary team creates biocomposite for first time using physiological conditions August 24th, 2015

Research partnerships

Nanocatalysts improve processes for the petrochemical industry August 28th, 2015

Announcing Oxford Instruments and School of Physics signing a Memorandum of Understanding August 26th, 2015

Researchers combine disciplines, computational programs to determine atomic structure August 26th, 2015

Developing Component Scale Composites Using Nanocarbons August 26th, 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







Car Brands
Buy website traffic