What are Lipid Nanoparticles (LNPs)?
Lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) are a class of nanoparticles that are used for drug delivery. As the name suggests, these couriers are nano-sized particles that are composed of lipids. They are porous spheres composed of various types of lipids that encapsulate therapeutics and vaccines. The size of LNPs can range from 10 to 1000 nm with the diameter being inversely proportional to their hydrophobicity. The surface area to volume ratio of these nanoparticles is very high and this allows them to carry many different types of components.
The first attempts to use these particles as drug delivery carriers were described in 1978, where exogenous mRNA was delivered into host cells using liposomes (1, 2). More recently, cationic lipids, ionizable lipids, among other types of lipids were employed in various LNP formulations for nucleic acid delivery.
The siRNA-LNP drug (Onpattro) was the first LNP formulation to achieve a significant regulatory milestone by gaining FDA approval for the treatment of polyneuropathy (3). This was followed by a paradigmatic shift in the use of these formulations after the significant success these platforms achieved in the development of vaccines against the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID19 .
Prorenata Biotech has optimised formulation techniques to formulate similar LNPs to all approved formulations with superior characteristics and consistency. Get in touch with us if you would like to discuss how you can test these formulations for your genomic medicine.
Prorenata Biotech in the Novel Space of Lipid Nanoparticles
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We understand that each therapeutic is different and requires a unique approach. That’s why we offer custom and novel formulations for our Lipid Nanoparticles. Whether you are developing vaccines, anticancer agents, or your application requires improved organ targeting, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of experts are on hand to provide support every step of the way.
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