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Substituted gemini surfactant compounds

United States Patent Application

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The compositions, systems, and methods relate to substituted and asymmetric gemini surfactants for use in delivering biologically active agents, such as nucleic acids, to a subject. The described compositions, systems, and methods are useful for gene therapy.
Wettig, Shawn (Saskatoon, CA), Verrall, Ronald Ernest (Saskatoon, CA), Foldvari, Marianna (Kitchener, CA)
University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon CA)
12/ 215,963
July 1, 2008
GOVERNMENT FUNDING [0002] Funding was provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health research (CIHR), and a fellowship from the Saskatchewan Synchrotron Institute. Use of the National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory, was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH10886. Accordingly, the Canadian and/or United States government(s) may retain certain rights in the present invention.