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Volume 7  Issue 45
November 16, 2022

PolySciTech Products In Literature

PLGA-NH2 from PolySciTech used in testing nanoparticles for platinum-based anticancer therapy
Cisplatin is the first FDA-approved metal-based drug for the treatment of solid tumors as it uses platinum as an active agent. In the bloodstream, however, it reacts with glutathione which diminishes its effectiveness. Recently, researchers at the City University of New York used PLGA-NH2 (AI010) from PolySciTech to make Cy5.5 labeled nanoparticles for tracking purposes as part of their research in making nanoparticles for delivery of cisplatin. This research holds promise for improving treatments against cancer. Read more: Marek T. Wlodarczyk  “Enhanced Platinum (II) Drug Delivery for Anti-cancer Therapy” PhD Dissertation City University of New York, 2021

PLGA-PEG-COOH from PolySciTech used in development of carborane-loaded nanoparticles for prostate cancer treatment
PSMA is a marker that is overexpressed on cancer cells and can provide an attractive target for ligand-based therapies. Recently, researchers at the University of California San Francisco used PLGA-PEG-COOH (AI078) from PolySciTech to create PSMA-targeting nanoparticles loaded with carborane for boron neutron capture therapy against prostate cancer. This research holds promise to improve therapeutic options for cancer. Read more: Meher, Niranjan, Kyounghee Seo, Sinan Wang, Anil P. Bidkar, Miko Fogarty, Suchi Dhrona, Xiao Huang et al. "Synthesis and Preliminary Biological Assessment of Carborane-Loaded Theranostic Nanoparticles to Target Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2021).

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