High Dimensional Structure-Activity Relationship Approach in Cell-Based Screening for Drug Effects in Intestine

This technology is a high throughput assay utilizing 3D cell culture and multiplex antibody staining techniques to study features of intestine under various conditions. This technology can be utilized to screen drugs for intestine-related diseases and/…

This technology is a high throughput assay utilizing 3D cell culture and multiplex antibody staining techniques to study features of the intestine under various conditions. This technology can be utilized to screen drugs for intestine-related diseases and/or examine drugs for gut toxicity. Complimentary software is then used to measure and analyze these characteristics. A major advantage of this invention is that measurements are taken at the single-cell level so that subgroups of cells can be formed and more accurate information on these subgroups can be obtained.

Background:
Cell-based assays have been a key component in the drug development process. They have been used to test the cytotoxicity, biological activity, biochemical mechanisms, and off-target interactions of potential compounds. They are easily amenable to high-throughput screening to test many compounds under different conditions in parallel. Higher complexity organoid cultures of various cancer cells have been developed for drug screening. These spheroids show gene expression profiles that are closer to clinical profiles than traditional cell line cultures. In addition, a top reason why a drug may fail in clinical trials is that they induce potent gut toxicity. Therefore, a high-throughput cell assay using organoids grown from intestine cells would be quite attractive to the pharma industry.

Applications:

  • High throughput drug screening
  • 3D cell based assays
  • Toxicity screening for drugs

Advantages:

  • Rapid
  • High dimensional characterization
  • Predictability
  • Complexity
  • Accuracy
  • Versatility

Website:

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Contact Information:

TTO Home Page: https://arizona.technologypublisher.com

Name: Lewis Humphreys

Title: Licensing Manager, Eller College of Mngmt & OTT

Email: lewish@tla.arizona.edu