Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > News > Tech startups hope to fight cancer

August 28th, 2010

Tech startups hope to fight cancer

Abstract:
Lynn Kirkpatrick, CEO and president of Ensysce Biosciences, says her company has developed a way to use nanotubes so they can enter cancer cells and prevent tumors from growing.

Ensysce Biosciences

• Elevator pitch: Using tiny particles called carbon nanotubes to deliver treatments to individual cancer cells.

• The idea: Drugs delivered through the bloodstream have a hard time entering cells. But nanotubes, which are 1 to 2 nanometers in diameter and can carry large therapy molecules, pass easily out of the bloodstream and directly through cell membranes into cancer cells. Ensysce Biosciences says it has developed a way to attach a cancer therapy, known as short interfering RNA, to nanotubes so they can enter cancer cells and prevent the tumors from growing.

• Users: None. The company plans to start studies required by the FDA during the next six to 12 months so it can then gain approval to start clinical trials.

• The brains: Bob Gower founded the company in 2008 as spinoff of Carbon Nanotechnologies, set up to commercialize discoveries by a co-owner, the late Richard Smalley, in nanotechnology. Ensysce CEO Lynn Kirkpatrick co-founded and served as head of ProlX Pharmaceuticals before it was acquired in 2006.

Source:
chron.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Introduction of the LVEM25 Low Voltage Electron Microscope April 21st, 2015

Nondestructive 3-D Imaging of Biological Cells with Sound April 20th, 2015

Advances in molecular electronics: Lights on -- molecule on: Researchers from Dresden and Konstanz succeed in light-controlled molecule switching April 20th, 2015

Yale-NUS, NUS and UT Austin researchers establish theoretical framework for graphene physics: Making strides towards using graphene to create new electronic devices April 20th, 2015

Possible Futures

A glass fiber that brings light to a standstill: By coupling photons to atoms, light in a glass fiber can be slowed down to the speed of an express train; for a short while it can even be brought to a complete stop April 9th, 2015

Nanotechnology in Medical Devices Market is expected to reach $8.5 Billion by 2019 March 25th, 2015

Nanotechnology Enabled Drug Delivery to Influence Future Diagnosis and Treatments of Diseases March 21st, 2015

Nanocomposites Market Growth, Industry Outlook To 2020 by Grand View Research, Inc. March 21st, 2015

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes

SouthWest NanoTechnologies CEO Dave Arthur to Speak at NanoBCA DC Roundtable on May 19 in Washington DC April 20th, 2015

How to maximize the superconducting critical temperature in a molecular superconductor: International team led by Tohoku University opens new route for discovering high Tc superconductors April 19th, 2015

Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities: Rice University lab calculates unique electronic qualities of double-walled carbon nanotubes April 16th, 2015

MIT sensor detects spoiled meat: Tiny device could be incorporated into 'smart packaging' to improve food safety April 15th, 2015

Nanomedicine

‘Oxford Instruments Young Nanoscientist India Award 2015’ to Prof. Arindam Ghosh April 20th, 2015

Iranian Female Professor Awarded UNESCO Medal in Nanoscience April 20th, 2015

Happily ever after: Scientists arrange protein-nanoparticle marriage: New biotech method could lead to development of HIV vaccine, targeted cancer treatment April 20th, 2015

Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications April 18th, 2015

Nanobiotechnology

Advances in molecular electronics: Lights on -- molecule on: Researchers from Dresden and Konstanz succeed in light-controlled molecule switching April 20th, 2015

Protein Building Blocks for Nanosystems: Scientists develop method for producing bio-based materials with new properties April 17th, 2015

Study shows novel pattern of electrical charge movement through DNA April 14th, 2015

UAB researchers develop a harmless artificial virus for gene therapy April 8th, 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