Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Biomolecular Screening
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Rosetta Genomics to Receive U.S. Patent for Oncology Therapeutic

Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Company receives a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for a patent claiming Mp53-negative cancer patients.

The allowed claims for U.S. Patent Application No. 12/528,690 entitled "Composition and Methods for Modulating Cell Proliferation and Cell Death," cover a core element of Rosetta Genomics' microRNA technology in the development of cancer therapeutics associated with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in p53-negative patients. The allowed patent application is jointly owned with Yeda, the technology transfer company of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.

The p53 protein is a sequence-specific transcription factor that functions as a major tumor suppressor in mammals. Inactivation of the tumor-suppressor function of p53 is one of the most frequent genetic alterations in human cancer, and close to half of all human tumors carry p53 gene mutations within their cells.

The patent discloses the finding that miR-34a, which is a direct transcriptional target of p53, possesses anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic activities, thereby contributing to the tumor suppressor effects of activated p53. Overexpression of miR-34a exerts anti-proliferative effects and promotes cell death, whereas inactivation of miR-34a attenuates p53-mediated cell death. Thus, miR-34a is a direct transcriptional target of p53, which may mediate some of the biological effects of this tumor suppressor. Perturbation of miR-34a expression may thus contribute to tumorigenesis.

"We continue to fortify our leading intellectual property position in microRNA technology and these newly allowed patent claims expand, strengthen and complement our growing portfolio of over 35 patents worldwide," noted Kenneth A. Berlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rosetta Genomics. "This patent is important as it protects key elements of our microRNA technology to develop oncology treatments for NSCLC in p53 negative patients and offers opportunities for monetization. With RNA-based therapeutics, including microRNA-targeting agents, continuing to progress in and towards the clinic, this patent allowance should create opportunities for us to exploit this important new piece of intellectual property. It also supports our broader oncology strategy to develop and commercialize microRNA-based diagnostics, therapeutics and biomarkers that will enhance clinicians' ability to identify and treat cancers."


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Rosetta Genomics Sells Ownership in Rosetta Green
The diagnostics developer announced that it has entered into a Share Transfer Agreement with certain purchasers, pursuant to which it has sold all of the ordinary shares of Rosetta Green Ltd. ("Rosetta Green") it held.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Rosetta Genomics and Collaborators Unveil Colon Cancer Screening Diagnostic
Initial data show two microRNAs differentiate colorectal cancer patients from healthy individuals, in a study of 49 patients and 79 controls.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Scientific News
New Tool Uses 'Drug Spillover' to Match Cancer Patients with Treatments
Researchers have developed a new tool that improves the ability to match drugs to disease: the Kinase Addiction Ranker (KAR) predicts what genetics are truly driving the cancer in any population of cells and chooses the best "kinase inhibitor" to silence these dangerous genetic causes of disease.
HIV Susceptibility Linked to Little-Understood Immune Cell Class
High levels of diversity among immune cells called natural killer cells may strongly predispose people to infection by HIV, and may be driven by prior viral exposures, according to a new study.
Sweet Revenge Against Superbugs
A special type of synthetic sugar could be the latest weapon in the fight against superbugs.
Access Denied: Leukemia Thwarted by Cutting Off Link to Environmental Support
A new study reveals a protein’s critical – and previously unknown -- role in the development and progression of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing and extremely difficult-to-treat blood cancer.
Long-sought Discovery Fills in Missing Details of Cell 'Switchboard'
A biomedical breakthrough reveals never-before-seen details of the human body’s cellular switchboard that regulates sensory and hormonal responses.
Tracking Breast Cancer Before it Grows
A team of scientists led by University of Saskatchewan researcher Saroj Kumar is using cutting-edge Canadian Light Source techniques to screen and treat breast cancer at its earliest changes.
Zebrafish Reveal Drugs that may Improve Bone Marrow Transplant
Compounds boost stem cell engraftment; could allow more matches for patients with cancer and blood diseases.
DNA Damage Seen in Patients Undergoing CT Scanning
Along with the burgeoning use of advanced medical imaging tests over the past decade have come rising public health concerns about possible links between low-dose radiation and cancer.
The Light of Fireflies for Medical Diagnostics
EPFL scientists have exploited the light of fireflies in a new method that detects biological molecules without the need for complex devices and high costs.
Vital Protein in Healthy Fertilization Process Identified
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a protein that plays a vital role in healthy egg-sperm union in mice.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!