Calando Pharmaceuticals is developing siRNA-containing nanoparticle formulations, and its leading formulation that will enter the clinic in 2008 contains the human transferrin protein as a targeting ligand and siRNA targeting the M2 subunit of ribonucleotide reductase (RRM2). Critical parameters in the formulation and function of this therapeutic system will be highlighted using data from pre-clinical investigations. Anti-tumor efficacy is enhanced when the targeted version of the nanoparticles are employed, and results from numerous safety and efficacy studies will be discussed.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine & Bio Materials – Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: June 1, 2008
Pages: 336 - 337
Industry sector: Medical & Biotech
Topicss: Biomaterials, Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery