The company has developed a proprietary formulation technology called HDDS that converts drugs that do not dissolve well in water, or hydrophobic drugs, into microparticles or nanoparticles of the drug embedded in small microspheres, such that the drug can more rapidly dissolve in water.
A specialty pharmaceutical company with a novel drug delivery system. Its proprietary Protein Stabilized Liposomes nanotechnology platform addresses the significant problems associated with delivery of water insoluble drugs.
Developed a technology to compact DNA into complexes containing only a single molecule of DNA, resulting in a volume 30-1000 times smaller than other complexes. This simple difference makes Copernicus' "DNA nanoparticles" highly stable and uniquely able to deliver DNA to the nuclei of non-dividing human cells - which includes most cells in the body.
Delpor develops the next generation Drug Delivery Systems that improve the clinical and commercial value of drugs and biopharmaceuticals. The company also has developed a microfabricated nanopore device for the sustained release of therapeutic agents.
The company is focused on the use of fullerene carbon nanotubes for novel therapeutic applications specifically in the area of cancer treatment. The company's extensive carbon nanotube-related, worldwide intellectual property portfolio includes discoveries by the late Nobel Prize winner Dr Rick Smalley. The use of fullerene carbon nanotubes has the goal of solving two important problems for many cancer therapeutics, that of delivering large active agents into the desired location and of protecting normal tissue from the active agent during delivery.
The company's focus is on the rapidly emerging field of nanobiotechnology with an emphasis on the early detection and localization of cancer and other human diseases. Their technologies also hold the promise of providing image-guided therapy for the treatment of these diseases, as well as providing new methods for therapeutic intervention.
Keystone Nano has an exclusive license to Penn State patented technology that allows the creation of stable, non-toxic, 5 to 50 nm-composite particles that they call Molecular Dots (MDs). These Molecular Dots can encapsulate drugs and/or fluorescent molecules.