IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to Nitto Denko, Alnylam, UMDNJ, and More | GenomeWeb

Title: Therapeutic Agent for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Patent Number: 8,574,623

Filed: Oct. 10, 2012

Lead Inventor: Yoshiro Niitsu, Nitto Denko

The patent claims a delivery carrier containing a retinoid-targeting agent designed to carry therapeutic agents to extracellular matrix-producing cells in the lung. It also claims the use of an siRNA targeting heat shock protein 47 to treat pulmonary fibrosis.

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