Systemic Delivery of Targeted, siRNA-Containing Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Solid Tumors: Concept to Clinic

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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.

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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
Topics: Biomaterials, Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery
ISBN: 978-1-4200-8504-4