TechConnect Innovation Program

Light-Activated Nanoparticle Based Gene Delivery System

Louisiana State University, Louisiana, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 737

Website: uiswcmsweb.prod.lsu.edu/research/intellectualproperty

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Development / License Partners