Leonardo is the exclusive provider of a proprietary multistage drug delivery platform initially targeting the treatment of cancer. The first stage consists of silicon nanoparticles that are rationally designed to circumvent the biological barriers between injection and the target site. The non-toxic silicon nanoparticles can carry a variety of second stage delivery vehicles.
A cell culture/biotech company making strides in enhancing organ preservation and cell culturing at both room temperature and through cryopreservation. The LIFOR® technology is the nanoparticle component of the solution, which carries the oxygen or any type of drug or nutrient that the developers wish to place into the nanoparticle.
The combination of a protected blood transporting nanocarrier system and a tumor specific activation technology makes LiPlasome Pharma very competitive in a commercially attractive and dynamic anticancer market, where drug delivery systems will gain increasing importance over the coming years.
Living Cell is developing cell-based products to treat life threatening human diseases. The company has developed proprietary nanobiocapsules which allow encapsulated pig insulin producing cells, DiabeCell, to be implanted without the use of toxic immune suppressive drugs.