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Hosokawa Micron, AnGes MG Succeed in Creating Composite Nanoparticle Contating NF-Kappa B Decoy Oligodeoxynucleotide.

Tokyo, Japan, Oct 5, 2005 - (JCNN) - Hosokawa Micron and AnGes MG jointly announced on October 3 that Hosokawa Micron has succeeded in encapsulating NF-kappa B decoy oligodeoxynucleotide (NFkB decoy oligo) in a composite nanoparticle.

NFkB decoy oligo is a nucleic acid agent developed by AnGes MG. Using Hosokawa's proprietary PLGA (lactide-co-gycolide) nanoparticles, it can improve the efficiency of drug delivery.

In addition, Hosokawa Micron has begun assessing the pharmacological effect of NFkB decoy oligo-containing nanoparticle on skin diseases including atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

The two companies expect that this achievement will contribute to further development in protein, genetic and nucleic acid drugs.

Source: JCN http://www.japancorp.net

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