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Rapid and ultrasensitive profiling of EGFRvIII mutations in cancer and normal tissue
A method to rapidly detect the presence of EGFRvIII mutations in cancers and normal tissue using digital PCR. Problem: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a devastating brain cancer with poor prognosis. EGFRvIII is a mutation in the Extracellular Growth Factor Receptor that frequently occurs in GBM tumors. Targeting EGFRvIII mutations is an emerging...
Published: 10/5/2020   |   Inventor(s): Deeksha Saxena, Jay Dorsey, Gary Kao, Donald O'rourke, Maclean Nasrallah
Keywords(s): Cell Therapy, Central Nervous System (CNS), Immunoncology, Oncology
Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis, Diagnostics, Research Tools & Reagents
Rapid method to design and screen novel lipid nanoparticles for mRNA delivery in vivo
A platform technology to rapidly identify novel lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulations to carry mRNA-based therapeutics to target organs/cells in vivo. Problem: Messenger RNA (mRNA) has emerged as a promising new class of nucleic acid therapy, with the potential to induce protein production to treat and prevent a range of diseases. While significant...
Published: 5/4/2020   |   Inventor(s): Michael Mitchell, Rui Zhang, Roman Spektor
Keywords(s): Bioengineering, COVID-19
Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis, Research Tools & Reagents, Therapeutics & Vaccines
Stable, single precursor for the synthesis of enantioselective rare earth metal catalysts for multi-functional asymmetric catalysis
Air and water tolerant precatalyst for Shibasaki’s rare earth metal BINOLate catalysts Problem: Asymmetric catalysis is used for synthesizing optically active or chiral materials, which form the basis for the production of numerous pharmaceuticals, natural products, fine chemicals, and biologically active compounds. Because of the cooperative...
Published: 3/23/2020   |   Inventor(s): Patrick Walsh, Eric Schelter
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Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis
Site-specific bioconjugation of native immunoglobulins
Method for covalent cross-linking of antibodies to surfaces for immunoassays and targeted drug delivery Technology Overview: The Tsourkas Lab has designed a facile method for the site-specific bioconjugation of native immunoglobulins (IgGs). The researchers have developed novel photoreactive Protein Z variants that allow for the introduction of...
Published: 3/20/2020   |   Inventor(s): Andrew Tsourkas
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Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis, Research Tools & Reagents, Therapeutics & Vaccines, Imaging
Single step protein purification and site-specific bioconjugation
Sortase-mediated expressed protein ligation and bioconjugation for molecular imaging and targeted therapeutics Technology Overview: The Tsourkas Lab has developed a novel conjugation technique that allows any single-chain recombinant protein to be site-specifically modified at the C-terminus during protein expression and purification procedures....
Published: 3/20/2020   |   Inventor(s): Andrew Tsourkas
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Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis, Research Tools & Reagents, Imaging
Fluorinated building blocks for organic synthesis and macromolecule synthesis
Synthesis of trifluoromethylated alkylboron compounds and incorporation into small molecules and macromolecules Problem: Fluorinated macromolecules are widely utilized in industry, with the most notable example being Teflon, or perfluorotetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Additionally, methods for incorporating CF3 into small organic molecules are not...
Published: 3/20/2020   |   Inventor(s): Gary Molander
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Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis, Materials, Research Tools & Reagents
Nanoparticle catalysts for high performance methane combustion
Problem: Methane, also known as natural gas, is a widely used in power generation and has the advantage of producing lower carbon emissions than coal per unit of energy generated. However, the release of any unburned methane during combustion presents a problem, as methane is a potent greenhouse gas with a heat-trapping effect 20 times greater than...
Published: 3/20/2020   |   Inventor(s): Raymond Gorte
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology
Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis
Reusable silicon-based cross-coupling agents for the production of natural products, pharmaceuticals, and other organic materials
Cross-coupling reactions without the generation of waste products Problem: Catalytic carbon-carbon bond formation based on cross-coupling reactions (CCRs) plays a central role in the production of natural products, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and organic materials. Coupling reactions with organometallic reagents and organic halides facilitate...
Published: 3/20/2020   |   Inventor(s): Amos Smith
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Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis, Materials, Research Tools & Reagents, Therapeutics & Vaccines
CD4 mimetic small molecule inhibitors of HIV-1 entry
Therapeutic development for HIV-1 infection and prevention of transmission Problem: A global pandemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) persists, with about 34 million people worldwide currently infected and 2.5 million people newly infected with the virus annually. Inhibition of the initial...
Published: 3/19/2020   |   Inventor(s): Amos Smith
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Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis, Therapeutics & Vaccines
One step N-terminal tagging of endogenous proteins for therapeutic delivery, diagnostics, and in vivo imaging
N-Terminal protein modification using adenosine substrates and aminoacyl transferase Problem: The conjugation of synthetic molecules to the termini of proteins with minimal effects on protein folding and function is an active area of biochemical research. Previous N-terminal protein modification methods suffer from side reaction products, incomplete...
Published: 3/19/2020   |   Inventor(s): E. James Petersson, Alan Saghatelian
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Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis, Research Tools & Reagents, Diagnostics, Therapeutics & Vaccines
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