|Therapeutic Delivery of Nitric Oxide From Novel Diazeniumdiolated Derivatives of Acrylonitrile-based Polymers|
Description of Invention:
Nucleophile/nitric oxide adduct ions (materials containing the X-N2O2- functional group; known as diazeniumdiolates or NONOates) spontaneously dissociate at physiological pH to release nitric oxide (NO) with reproducible half-lives ranging from 2 seconds to 20 hours. The bulk of the known and patented NIH compositions and methods using diazeniumdiolates are derived from amine nucleophiles (i.e., where X- is R1R2N-). These inventors more recently developed simple and efficient chemical methods to produce diazeniumdiolates by bonding the N2O2- functional group directly to carbon atoms. Using these methods, the NIH inventors have now produced and tested polymers in which the NO releasing group is attached directly to the carbon backbone of polyacrylonitrile containing polymers.
Available for licensing are compounds, compositions, medical devices, and methods of treatment using acrylonitrile-based polymers that release NO for a week or longer. Polyacrylonitrile itself, co-polymers, admixtures, and products such as cloth and hollow fiber hemofilters have been treated and shown to release NO over time. These polyacrylonitrile-based products could be useful in conjunction with medical devices where the many therapeutic actions of NO would be beneficial. Treatments using stents, extracorporeal blood tubing, shunts, wound dressings and many other devices could be greatly improved by NO actions including but not limited to prevention of clotting, promotion of tissue vascularization, and reduction of excessive tissue proliferation.
Joseph A Hrabie (NCI)
Mike Citro (NCI)
Frank DeRosa (NCI)
Larry K Keefer (NCI)
HHS, Reference No. E-188-2004/0
US, , Patent No. 7,968,664, Issued 28 Jun 2011
US, , Patent No. 8,093,343, Issued 10 Jan 2012
In addition to licensing, the technology is available for further development through collaborative research opportunities with the inventors.
For Licensing Information Please Contact:
Betty Tong Ph.D.
NIH Office of Technology Transfer
6011 Executive Blvd. Suite 325,
Rockville, MD 20852
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