University of the Sciences


Novel Biocompatible Hybrid Molecular Brush with Improved Adhesion to Fibroblasts for Wound Healing / Drug Delivery

Hybrid molecular brushes (HMBs) are polymeric constructs comprising a backbone and ide chains of two or more polymers with varying properties. The overall molecular structure of HMBs is governed by steric repulsion among the side chains, and their grafting density on the backbone. HMBs with hydrophilic and hydrophobic fragments have recently come to the forefront, […]

Treating Cancer Using Synthetic Peptide Inhibitors Derived from BRAF Protein

Braftide is a synthetic peptide inhibitor that works via a novel dual mechanism of action to inhibit BRAF, a protein that is responsible for cell proliferation, differentiation, and migration.  This protein is an integral part of the MAP kinase / ERK signaling pathway. Mutations in BRAF have been identified in melanoma, colorectal cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, […]

CAPER Peptides for the Treatment of Cancer

The University of the Sciences research team has uncovered CAPER as a novel therapeutic target inside breast cancer cells. CAPER has been shown to be overexpressed in these cancer cells and seems to be helping the cancer thrive and survive.  Targeted cancer therapy is becoming a leading approach to cancer treatment and Dr. Jasmin and […]

Stabilization of therapeutic protein on a polymer surface

When it comes to administration of recombinant human growth hormone (r-hGh), short half-life, instability in gastrointestinal tract, and low circulation time requiring frequent parenteral administration can lead to patient noncompliance. Researchers are investigating several polymer nanoparticle and micro particle based long acting delivery systems. However, comprehension of structural stability and polymer grade is fundamental for […]

Synthetic routes to phenethylamines, reducing pharma manufacturing cost

Unmet Need  Syntheses of phenethylamines in a rapid and efficient manner.  Dr. Adejare’s demonstrated technology can save time, reagents, and number of steps in syntheses of arylalkylamines.  The pharmaceutically relevant chemical classes include: phenylethylamines, alpha-alkylphenylethylamines, tryptamines, and arylcyclohexylamines. Opportunity  Many fine chemicals, pharmaceutical products, and / or their intermediates can be synthesized using this technology.  […]