Renowned biotechnologist, Dr Arun Dharmarajan and his student, Dr Suddha Warrier, have developed a ‘small molecule’ that can prevent cancer stem cells from producing more cancer cells.
Basically, the research relates to cancer stem cells, which keep producing cancer cells even after a treatment. That is why cancer sometimes (often?) comes back after some years of treatment. Dr Dharmarajan and Dr Warrier have developed a chemical that inhibit the growth of cancer stem cells and also starves them of oxygen by disallowing formation of blood vessels that carry blood to the cells.
Dr Dharmarajan calls the small molecule, named SC501, a “magic molecule” because it can potentially be used in the treatment of many other diseases, such as osteoporosis, diabetes and even neuro-degenerative ailments.
Dr Dharmarajan and Dr Warrier are looking for industry partners to produce SC501 at an industrial level. But of course the process of clinical trials will have to happen first.
For further details, contact:
Dr Arun Dharmarajan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Sudha Warrier: sudha.warrier30@ramesh