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Degradable Nanogel for Drug Delivery

UW ID: 06-016

Description of Technology

This technology relates to degradable nano-sized gels (nano-gels) for the delivery of drugs. The nanogels are made of a polymer that has a water-soluble polymer chain containing carboxylic acid moieties and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) or other water-soluble polymer chains attached to the polymer chain.


The polymers are useful as drug carriers and as imaging agents, and can overcome cancer drug resistance leading to enhanced therapeutic efficacy and reduced toxicity of the cancer drug to healthy tissue.

Features & Benefits

Degradable Nanogels provide for faster delivery of cancer-fighting drugs. In addition to providing greatly enhanced chemotherapy results, the nanogels can be altered to inhibit premature drug release, enhance circulation time, and increase uptake of the drug by cancer cells.


Van Kirk, Edward

Patent Status: 

Patent Pending

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University of Wyoming Technology Transfer and Research Products Center 

Dept. 3672

1000 E. University Ave. 

Laramie, WY 


Phone: 307-766-2520

Fax: 307-766-2530

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Wyoming Technology Transfer and Research Products Center

Dept. 3672

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2520

Fax: (307) 766-2530


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