Light-Activated Nanoparticle Based Gene Delivery System
Louisiana State University, Louisiana, United States
The technology is a precise and effective nanoparticle based gene delivery system to facilitate tissue repair. Micro RNA, which induces cell differentiation, is delivered to damaged tissue via a nanoparticle carrier and released by a particular wavelength of light. This allows for targeted repair of complex tissues.
Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This invention overcomes many problems associated with gene therapy. Stem cells come from the patient’s own tissue, so tissue rejection is avoided. miRNAs quickly become inert and their activation time and location is precisely controlled, so the risk that they will diffuse into and affect untargeted regions is low.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 737
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University
Looking for: Development / License Partners