Ensysce Biosciences Inc.
Crafting carbon nanotubes to deliver RNA therapeutics
This article was originally published in Start Up
Ensysce Biosciences Inc. is developing a nanoscaled delivery system that might work for many types of potential drugs but will first be applied to siRNAs, a class of drug candidates that inspired tremendous excitement a decade ago, but has since been abandoned by many of its former champions. The Houston, TX-based start-up believes it can harness single-walled carbon nanotubes to deliver siRNAs that will block or “silence” the genetic instructions encoded by messenger RNA, and thereby stop targeted genes from producing disease-related protein.
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