Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Medistem Industry/Academia Collaboration Leads to Nanotechnology Based "Cancer Vaccine": Peer-Reviewed Publication Demonstrates New Method of Treating Prostate Cancer Based on Nanoparticle-Loaded Dendritic Cells

Abstract:
Medistem Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MEDS) announced today it has co-authored a peer-reviewed publication disclosing a new approach to stimulating the immune system to kill tumor cells using a novel nanotechnology-based approach.

Medistem Industry/Academia Collaboration Leads to Nanotechnology Based "Cancer Vaccine": Peer-Reviewed Publication Demonstrates New Method of Treating Prostate Cancer Based on Nanoparticle-Loaded Dendritic Cells

San Diego, CA | Posted on April 14th, 2012

In the publication (PLGA nanoparticle-mediated delivery of tumor antigenic peptides elicits effective immune responses. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 7: 1475, 2012) Medistem and a team of collaborators demonstrated that nanoparticles could be used to deliver molecules found on tumors to specific cells of the immune system called "dendritic cells." These nanoparticle-loaded dendritic cells were then able to stimulate other cells of the immune system to directly kill tumors in the test tube and also in mice bearing prostate cancer.

"Cellular therapy is a clinical reality, for example, the company Dendreon developed the first therapeutic FDA-approved cancer vaccine Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) that is currently being used for treatment of patients with hormone-resistant prostate cancer. The data we published today provides ways of optimizing treatments such as Provenge," said Dr. Vladimir Bogin, President and Chairman of Medistem. "By using nanotechnology to specifically educate dendritic cells to activate the immune system in patients, it may be possible to develop more effective ways of treating cancer by leveraging the body's own resources."

The senior author of the publication, Dr. Boris Minev, is faculty at the Moores Cancer Center, and at the Division of Neurosurgery of the University of California, as well as Director of Immunotherapy and Translational Oncology at Genelux Corporation. Additional collaborators included the Laboratory of Biomaterials and Nanotechnology, University of California Riverside, the Division of Neurosurgery, of University of California Los Angeles, and the Chemistry Department at San Diego State University.

"For more than 4 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with the Medistem Team, in areas including treatment of multiple sclerosis, cancer immunotherapy, rheumatoid arthritis, and now nanotechnology. The common theme of our collaboration is leveraging the body's own resources as a therapeutic," said Dr. Boris Minev. "In addition to the recently announced clinical trials for Medistem's Endometrial Regenerative Cell (ERC) universal donor stem cell, I am looking forward to clinical translation of other products of our collaboration."

To date Medistem and Dr. Minev have published 12 peer-reviewed papers together. Dr. Minev was co-author on Medistem's original paper describing human use of the ERC in patients with multiple sclerosis (click here for link www.translational-medicine.com/content/pdf/1479-5876-7-15.pdf), as well as several other basic research and clinical publication. Medistem has filed US provisional patent # 61/592,636 covering naturally-derived nanoparticles generated by ERC.

Cautionary Statement

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of our securities. This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking information. Factors which may cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements are discussed in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Lisa Brock
Director of Investor Relations

503.381.4618

Medistem Inc.
9255 Towne Centre Drive
Suite 450
San Diego, CA 92122
www.medisteminc.com
Twitter: @medistem

Copyright © Marketwire

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

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Nanomedicine

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Freeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxide: Rice University scientists lead effort to make novel 3-D material August 16th, 2017

Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors: Researchers discover that fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves August 16th, 2017

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

Announcements

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Research partnerships

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Freeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxide: Rice University scientists lead effort to make novel 3-D material August 16th, 2017

2-faced 2-D material is a first at Rice: Rice University materials scientists create flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and selenium August 14th, 2017

Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays: Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics August 10th, 2017

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