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Patent Awarded for Nanoparticle Drug, Cannabis Delivery

A delivery technology for therapeutic compounds in nanoscale natural oil particles received a U.S. patent, which the company owning the technology says can be applied to drugs, nutritional supplements, and cannabis-based treatments. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Nanoparticle Drug, Cannabis Delivery

Patents Awarded for Genetic Editing of CAR T-Cells

U.S. patents were awarded to a biotechnology company developing therapies using the genomic editing process known as Crispr to create immune system cells with proteins for attacking cancer cells. . . . → Read More: Patents Awarded for Genetic Editing of CAR T-Cells

Biotech, Pharma Dominate U.S. Academic Patents

In 2016, patents on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical technologies accounted for 40 percent of all academic patents, with measurement technologies and organic chemistry each getting 7 percent of the total. . . . → Read More: Biotech, Pharma Dominate U.S. Academic Patents

FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

A biotechnology company developing transfers of healthy genes to treat chronic diseases is receiving an accelerated review of its heart failure therapy from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

Survey: More Research Patents, Start-Ups in 2016

A survey of universities and other institutions shows the number of patent filings and new start-up companies resulting from federally-funded research climbed in 2016. . . . → Read More: Survey: More Research Patents, Start-Ups in 2016

Patent Awarded for Live Bacterial Acne Treatment

A company developing treatments for disease by restoring the natural balance of bacteria on the skin received a patent for its acne therapy using spray-on live bacteria. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Live Bacterial Acne Treatment

Patent Set for Peptide Nerve Damage Treatments

The European Patent Office announced its intent to award a patent on treatments for nerve cell damage based on the peptide thymosin beta 4. . . . → Read More: Patent Set for Peptide Nerve Damage Treatments

Creative Ideas Mined with Crowdsourcing, Neural Nets

A computer science team developed a process that combines crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to find analogies across disciplines to spark creative ideas. . . . → Read More: Creative Ideas Mined with Crowdsourcing, Neural Nets

Patent Awarded for Exosome Capture Process

A company making blood filtering devices was awarded a patent for a process to capture tiny particles carrying proteins that suppress immune responses. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Exosome Capture Process

Broad Institute in Crispr Licensing Program

One of the key inventors of a genome editing technique known as Crispr is joining a program that promises to ease licensing of its patents for the technology. . . . → Read More: Broad Institute in Crispr Licensing Program