Bioactive polymers

I.F. Uchegbu (Inventor), Christine Dufès (Inventor), A.G. Schätzlein (Inventor), I.F. Uchegbu (Patent applicant) (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Various polymers, including cationic polyamine polymers and dendrimeric polymers, are shown to possess anti-proliferative activity, and may therefore be useful for treatment of disorders characterised by undesirable cellular proliferation such as neoplasms and tumours, inflammatory disorders (including autoimmune disorders), psoriasis and atherosclerosis. The polymers may be used alone as active agents, or as delivery vehicles for other therapeutic agents, such as drug molecules or nucleic acids for gene therapy. In such cases, the polymers' own intrinsic anti-tumour activity may complement the activity of the agent to be delivered.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO/2006/040579
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • patents
  • polymers
  • inflammation
  • tumours


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