TSRL, Inc. Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Microneedle Patch for Treatment of Influenza

TSRL, Inc. Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Microneedle Patch for Treatment of Influenza

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, February 17, 2017—TSRL, Inc., announced today that the company was awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). TSRL will receive approximately $600,000 over the next two years for the development of a transdermal delivery system of zanamivir (GSK, Relenza®), an inhalation drug product used in the treatment of influenza A & B. This grant, awarded in collaboration with Dr. Audra Stinchcomb’s team at F6 Pharma, explores microneedle delivery strategies of formulations that optimize solubility and absorption of zanamivir through the skin. In addition, TSRL will be accessing NIAID’s preclinical services for pharmacology testing of the transdermal formulation.

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