Methods And Devices For Using Isoperillyl Alcohol
Patent Number: EP 2 651 864 B1
Country Filed In: France
Formulation: NEO 100
The disclosure relates to compositions, methods, and kits for using perillyl alcohol and/or an Argonaute protein (e.g., Ago-2) to deliver a polynucleotide to a cell. The disclosure also relates to compositions, methods, and kits for treating a condition by using perillyl alcohol and/or an Argonaute protein (e.g., Ago-2) to deliver a polynucleotide to a cell. The conditions may be brain vascular diseases and brain tumors.
NEO 100 is a highly purified form of the natural compound Perillyl Alcohol (POH). POH is a natural substance isolated from the essential oils of lavender, peppermint, spearmint, cherries, celery seeds, and several other plants. Research evidence has shown that POH can interfere with the replication of dividing cells such as seen in cancer. POH has shown antitumor activity against a range of cancer types including pancreatic, lung, colon, and liver cancers in laboratory and animal studies and an inhaled form of POH has shown preliminary evidence of safety and effectiveness in patients with recurrent gliomas. NEO100 serves as the base component of each of NeOnc Technologies product line.