Thursday, July 24, 2008

US Patent 7402573 - DNA administration to organs using nanopartilces

This patent from NanoDel Technologies teaches a method of using polymeric nanoparticles to transport cancer treatment drugs or DNA across the blood-brain barrier. Claim 13 reads:

13. A method for administering DNA to a target organ in a human or animal body, the method comprising contacting the target organ with a polyalkylcyanoacrylate nanoparticle loaded with DNA, whereby the DNA enters one or more cells of the target organ.