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AuraSense Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class therapies based on its proprietary Spherical Nucleic Acid (SNA™) platform.  AuraSense is leading the translation of SNA constructs as innovative medicines with a core focus on debilitating diseases with significant unmet medical need.  AuraSense Therapeutics' uniquely engineered SNA constructs possess unparalleled biocompatibility and versatility as therapeutics.  They hold great promise for combating the most threatening diseases, including cancer, skin conditions such as psoriasis and diabetic ulcers, and infection.

SNA constructs overcome one of the most difficult obstacles to gene regulation:  safe and effective delivery into cells and tissues.  SNA constructs exhibit unparalleled transfection efficiency into numerous cell and tissue types including the skin without carriers or transfection agents.  Moreover, SNAs can be used as potent immunotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer or infectious disease.

SNA™ technology originated in the lab of Professor Chad A. Mirkin at the Northwestern University International Institute for Nanotechnology.  AuraSense Therapeutics' intellectual property portfolio includes over 130 patent applications and 24 allowed or issued patents.  These filings impact numerous jurisdictions worldwide, and they cover a range of inventions, including fundamental nanoparticle manufacturing breakthroughs and numerous application-specific improvements. AuraSense Therapeutics is a subsidiary of AuraSense, LLC.

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  • David Giljohann Named Among Top 40 Under 40 by Analytical Scientist

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  • Google’s Newest Search: Cancer Cells

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  • AuraSense Therapeutics Expands Leadership Team

    October 1, 2014go

  • AuraSense Therapeutics Appoints Biotechnology Veteran David S. Snyder as Chief Financial Officer

    July 23, 2014go

  • Bill Gates among new backers of Skokie startup

    June 20, 2014go