Atossa Genetics Announces that Rutgers, The State University at New Jersey, Plans Study Utilizing Atossa’s Microcatheter Technology

SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atossa Genetics (NASDAQ:ATOS), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions, announced today that the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University at New Jersey, plans to conduct a study utilizing Atossa’s intraductal microcatheter technology.  

The Rutgers researchers believe that directly administering drugs into the breast duct where breast cancer grows, by inserting microcatheters into the nipple, is a better alternative than systemic administration, because the drugs will be directly delivered to the tissue. The Rutgers program uses a unique directed delivery system comprised of nanoscale pharmaceutical carriers loaded with single drugs. The long-term goal of the research program is to develop a locally administered drug delivery system that selectively targets and delivers pathway-specific targeting therapeutics to eliminate breast cancer cells and cancer stem-like cells while sparing normal breast cells. 

“We are encouraged that a leading research institution like Rutgers recognizes the potential merit of our microcatheter technology. Atossa fully supports additional research utilizing our patented microcatheter technology,” stated Steven Quay, MD, PhD, Atossa CEO and President.

The Rutgers program is in the research and development phase and has not been approved by the FDA or any other regulatory body. Studies demonstrating safety and efficacy, among other things, and regulatory approvals will be required before commercialization.

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