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Yanggu, South Korea

The present invention relates to a nano-composite containing anionic and cationic polymers and a method for preparing thereof, and more particularly to a poly-gamma-glutamic acid (-PGA)/chitosan/manganese iron oxide nanoparticle composite prepared by encapsulating iron oxide-based nanoparticles in a -PGA/chitosan polymer composite using the ionic self-assembly properties of poly-gamma-glutamic acid (-PGA) and chitosan, which are biocompatible polymer materials, and to a method for preparing thereof. The present invention provides a magnetic resonance imaging nano-contrast agent based on a nanoparticle composite including iron oxide-based nanoparticles encapsulated in a self-assembled composite of anionic poly-gamma-glutamic acid (PGA) and cationic chitosan. The iron oxide-based nanoparticles encapsulated in the composite interact with each other to produce a synergistic effect on the amplification of magnetic resonance signals, and thus have an relatively excellent contrast effect compared to when they exist as single particles.


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Bioleaders Corporation, Kookmin University, Chungbuk National University, Chungnam National University, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology | Date: 2010-06-25

The present invention relates to an adjuvant composition containing poly-gamma-glutamic acid-chitosan nanoparticles and a vaccine composition containing the adjuvant composition, and more particularly to an adjuvant composition containing nanoparticles prepared by ionic bonding between poly-gamma-glutamic acid having ensured safety and chitosan, and a vaccine composition containing the poly-gamma-glutamic acid-chitosan nanoparticles and an antigen. The adjuvant containing the poly-gamma-glutamic acid-chitosan nanoparticles has little or no toxicity and side effects and is added to human or animal vaccines for the prevention and treatment of viral and bacterial infections and cancers to increase the production of antibodies.


The present invention relates to an anticoagulant and a composition for preventing thrombus formation, which contain poly-gamma-glutamic acid (PGA) as an active ingredient. The inventive PGA is a water-soluble, anionic, biodegradable and edible amino acid polymer material, which has an anticoagulant effect of preventing thrombi from being accumulated in blood vessels, shows an excellent sustained-release effect and is harmless to the human body. Thus, it is useful as a high-value-added anticoagulant and a food or beverage composition for preventing thrombus formation.


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Bioleaders Corporation, Kookmin University and Chungnam National University | Date: 2011-11-18

The present invention relates to an optical imaging probe for detecting a sentinel lymph node, which contains a complex of poly-gamma-glutamic acid and an optical imaging dye, and more particularly to an optical imaging probe for detecting a sentinel lymph node, which contains a poly-gamma-glutamic acid/optical imaging dye complex that, when injected subcutaneously in vivo, remains in the sentinel lymph node for a relatively long period of time and has a low tendency to migrate to other lymph nodes. The present invention provides a poly-gamma-glutamic acid/fluorescent dye complex, which contains no radiopharmaceutical and is harmless to the human body. The use of the poly-gamma-glutamic acid/fluorescent dye complex makes it possible to accurately detect the position of a sentinel lymph node in real time without concerns about radioactive contamination.


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Bioleaders Corporation, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience, Biotechnology, Chungnam National University, Kookmin University and Chungbuk National University | Date: 2010-06-17

The present invention relates to a new microorganism

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