A New Method for Preventing and/or Treating Asthma and Related Respiratory Conditions

Case ID:
UA19-157
Invention:

This technology is an intranasal and/or inhaled therapeutic that consists of a bacterial extract. Initial studies have shown that it protects against characteristic asthma phenotypes such as airway hypperresponsiveness, bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophillia, and increased expression of type-2 cytokines in the lung. The therapy can protect against various allergens that are known to cause asthma.

Background:
Asthma is considered a lifelong disease and can lower quality of life. It is estimated that roughly 25 million people have asthma, with nearly half of these people having an asthma attack annually. Costs associated with asthma have been estimated around $56 billion annually. This technology has the potential to not only treat, but prevent asthma if taken proactively.

 

 

Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Katherine Kuhns
Licensing Manager, UAHS-TLA
The University of Arizona
katiekuhns@email.arizona.edu
Lead Inventor(s):
Donata Vercelli
Fernando Martinez
Vadim Pivniouk
Christian Pasquali
Jacques Bauer
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