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Lauren Sciences LLC's research team at Ben-Gurion University awarded Campbell Foundation grant to develop a V-Smart therapeutic for neuro-HIV
Date:7/10/2012

arch and Development, Lauren Sciences. "We hope it will be able to stop proliferation of, or even help eradicate, the neuro-HIV that is presumed to cause cognitive impairment and systemic HIV reinfection in patients under long-term treatment. It is anticipated that our successful delivery of tenofovir to the brain will lead to future efficacy studies in neuro-HIV pre-clinical models and, thereafter, clinical studies in patients with HIV."

"Our pre-clinical studies so far demonstrate that our novel V-Smart nano-sized vesicles encapsulate small molecules, peptides, proteins and nucleic acids, transport them across the BBB and release their encapsulated contents in the brain," said Eliahu Heldman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Ben-Gurion University and Chief Scientific Officer of Lauren Sciences LLC. "Our goal is to target the areas in the brain that are affected by HIV and reduce the viral load in those brain regions. The success of this project should provide more effective treatment for AIDS patients and improve their lives."


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Contact: Susan Rosenbaum
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212-737-0455
Lauren Sciences LLC
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