BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2013) - Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, notes that as Nuvilex (
The proliferation of early cancer screening and the cessation of smoking have been universal methods which have been used in recent years to prevent cancer. Yet, despite spending over $100+ billion in funding cancer research and development projects by private industry and quasi-government organizations, there is no universally approved therapy. Moreover, most of the treatments today are akin to poison, as they are toxic to healthy cells as well as cancer cells and often cause such severe side effects that some patients opt out of the treatment altogether.
Conversely, the Nuvilex delivery platform and therapy is unique relative to existing therapies. Therefore, it may ultimately be used to treat multiple forms of cancer given the mechanism of action, the highly concentrated and targeted placement concept, and low toxicity associated with the therapy.
Nuvilex's patented live-cell encapsulation technology enables the targeted placement and delivery of any cell type into the body after enclosing the cells inside tiny beads. This platform does not encapsulate drugs, but live cells. Depending on the cell type placed into the beads, or encapsulated, these cells enable continuous and/or controlled production and release of targeted therapeutic molecules via an innovative delivery system. The capsules enclosing the live cells are made largely from cellulose a bio-inert, non-toxic, biocompatible material that protects the encapsulated cells from attack by the body's defense mechanisms. At the same time, the beads provide a microenvironment that enables encapsulated cells to survive for long periods of time, which is a major advantage over others' encapsulation technologies and critical for future storage and mass deployment.
By using the technology, it is possible to create small cell-based factories that can be made to 1) convert inactive drugs into the active ones, 2) produce bioactive therapeutic substances, and for numerous other applications. In the case of the drug-converting "factories" and their use in cancer therapy, cells inside the capsules are deployed directly at the tumor site to create a continuous high concentration of active cancer fighting molecules (active drug) and in effect provide a dramatically elevated dose of active drugs right where they're needed, the tumor.
Once successful with one therapy such as inoperable pancreatic cancer, it is likely Nuvilex will target breast cancer next, as it moes closer to becoming a universal cancer therapy.
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