Dianomi Therapeutics is expanding the use of its patented drug delivery system to include gene therapies.
This comes after licensing a second set of intellectual property from WARF.
The Madison-based startup is developing a technology known as mineral-coated microparticles, which can “stabilize and control” the release of therapeutic drugs and improve their effect. A release shows the MCM technology shares a capacity for biological molecule storage with human bones and teeth.
The MCM technology was developed by UW-Madison’s William Murphy, a professor of biomedical engineering and co-founder of Dianomi. He created the technology in hopes of improving upon artificial polymer-based drug delivery systems, which have more limited function.
“Dianomi has demonstrated success in developing and optimizing MCM delivery for biologics and other small molecules,” Murphy said in a release. “I look forward to Dianomi’s expansion into the area of nucleic acid therapy, building upon the early results of our nucleic acid delivery in regenerative medicine applications.”
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