Research at RIKEN has led to the identification of furanocoumarin derivatives acting as dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) inhibitors reported to be useful for the treatment of cancer and viral infections.
Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase α (PI3Kα) inhibitors have been reported in a Synnovation Therapeutics Inc. patent as useful for the treatment of cancer, PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum, congenital lipomatous overgrowth, vascular malformations, epidermal naevi and skeletal abnormalities.
Zig Therapeutics Inc. reported on new patented systems and methods for the remote diagnosis and treatment of a bacterial infection in individuals with chronic respiratory diseases experiencing acute respiratory exacerbations using automated color vision sputum analysis.
Patent challenges for radiotherapy equipment might not make the splash that in vitro diagnostic patents have, but Elekta AB and Zap Surgical Inc., have been locked in a dispute over an Elekta patent for the past four years.
Orexia Therapeutics Ltd. has identified bicyclic-heterocycle derivatives acting as orexin OX2 receptor agonists. As such, they are reported to be useful for the treatment of narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorder, genetic disorders, coma, metabolic syndrome, neurodegeneration, osteoporosis and sleep apnea, among others.
Denali Therapeutics Inc. has patented new NAD(+) hydrolase SARM1 (SAMD2; MyD88-5) inhibitors reported to be useful for the treatment of glaucoma, spinal cord Injury, leukoencephalopathy, mitochondrial disease, multiple sclerosis, Niemann-Pick disease, spinal muscular atrophy and stroke, among others.
The co-founders of Zero Candida Ltd. described, in the company’s first PCT filing, their development of a drug-free solution for treating vaginal fungal infections using an intravaginal light-based treatment device (ILTD) that projects light at predefined intervals and intensities to treat infection.