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.