SHELTON, Conn., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoViricides, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NNVC (the "Company") announced today that information on its novel, proprietary anti-virus platform technology has been published in the book "Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine, Vol. 1. Nanoparticles, Imaging, Therapy, and Clinical Applications", a CRC Press publication. The chapter entitled "Nanoviricides: Targeted Anti-Viral Nanomaterials" provides an in-depth presentation of the NanoViricides platform technology, evidence for how nanoviricides® are believed to act plus dramatic results of nanoviricides specifically targeting certain viral diseases, such as Influenza.
This chapter introduces the novel NanoViricides nanotechnology that possesses potent antiviral efficacy by targeting the mechanisms by which viruses attach or bind to cells. A nanoviricide is believed to act like a decoy of a human cell. When the virus sees the appropriate mimic of its cell binding site displayed on a nanoviricide, the virus binds to it. The Company believes that the flexible nanoviricide enables cooperative binding of the nanoviricide to additional sites on the virus surface in a velcro-like effect. This maximization of virus binding would lead to the nanoviricide spreading onto the virus particle, fusing with the virus surface, and then engulfing the virus. In the process, the coat proteins that the virus uses for binding to cells would be expected to become unavailable, and could fall off the virus surface. This highly targeted attack would lead to the loss of the viral coat proteins and the nanoviricide may further dismantle the engulfed virus capsid. The loss of virus particle integrity would neutralize the virus, making the virus non-infectious.
The Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine, Vol. 1. Nanoparticles, Imaging, Therapy, and Clinical Applications, edited by Raj Bawa, PhD, Gerald F. Audette, PhD, and Israel Rubinstein, MD, is the first volume in a two volume set published by CRC Press; it is part of the Pan Stanford Series on Nanomedicine. The publisher states that Volume 1 "provides a comprehensive roadmap of basic research in nanomedicine as well as clinical applications. It not only highlights current advances in diagnostics and therapies but also explores related issues like nomenclature, terminology, historical developments, and regulatory aspects. While bridging the gap between basic biomedical research, engineering, medicine and law, the handbook provides a thorough understanding of nano's potential to address (i) medical problems from both the patient and health provider's perspective, and (ii) current applications and their potential in a healthcare setting." The CRC Press lists the official publication date as February 28, 2016. (https://www.crcpress.com/Handbook-of-Clinical-Nanomedicine-Two-Volume-Set/Bawa-Audette-Rubinstein/9789814316170).
NanoViricides, Inc. (www.nanoviricides.com) is a development stage company that is creating special purpose nanomaterials for antiviral therapy. The Company's novel nanoviricide® class of drug candidates are designed to specifically attack enveloped virus particles and to dismantle them. The Company is developing drugs against a number of viral diseases including H1N1 swine flu, H5N1 bird flu, seasonal Influenza, HIV, oral and genital Herpes, viral diseases of the eye including EKC and herpes keratitis, Hepatitis C, Rabies, Dengue fever, and Ebola virus, among others.
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