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The inventions listed below are owned by an agency of the U.S. Government and are available for licensing in the U.S. to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally-funded research and development.
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Technology description follows.
PET Imaging of fungal infections
Available for licensing and commercial development are patent rights covering a PET imaging method for fungal infections, for example, Aspergillus fumigatus. Currently, there is a lack of imaging agents specific for fungal infections. L-Rhamnose is selectively uptaken by live A. fumigatus. PET imaging experiments showed a 39% increase in uptake by infected mice as opposed to control mice when administered 18F-deoxyrhamnose. As such, the instant imaging agent has potential as a fungal infection diagnostic imaging agent.
Potential Commercial Applications:
- Imaging of live fungal infections
- Imaging of live infections of A. fumigatus
Inventors: Dima Hammoud (NIHCC), Rolf Swenson (NHLBI), Xiang (Sean) Zhang (NHLBI), Swati Shah (CC) and Peter Richard Williamson (NIAID).
Intellectual Property: HHS Reference No. E-163-2019-0-US-01 ; U.S Patent Applications 62/882,023 filed August 2, 2019; Klarquist Ref. No. 4239-103017-01.
Licensing Contact: Michael Shmilovich, Esq, CLP; 301-435-5019; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dated: September 3, 2019.
Michael A. Shmilovich,
Senior Licensing and Patenting Manager, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Office of Technology Transfer and Development.
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