CHICAGO, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Oxford Instruments
patents will be auctioned off at ICAP Ocean
Tomo’s Spring 2011 Live IP Auction on March 31, 2011 in New
York City. Oxford Instruments has determined that these patents are
not strategic for its ongoing business. The lots include: a concept
for the use of magnetic particles for targeted cancer treatment,
advanced sterilization techniques, an advanced imaging system, and
an advanced microbolometer. These patents from Oxford Instruments
not only address many current limitations, but do so in ways that
dramatically increase performance.
Key Features & Benefits
The four patent sets disclose the following:
Advanced Magnetic Therapies
Investigations of magnetic micro- and nanoparticles for targeted
drug delivery began over 30 years ago. This is in particular
important in cancer therapy where existing chemotherapeutic
treatments may not be specific and have unwanted side effects.
- The patents disclose advanced techniques for the use of
magnetic particles for therapeutic applications to disrupt
biological materials such as cancer cells and tumors. The particles
may be targeted using suitable targeting moieties such as
- The treatment technique uses an anisotropic magnetic material
that exhibits different properties in magnetic and non-magnetic
- The material is delivered in a non-magnetic state and then
switched to a magnetic state which is repeated multiple times.
- It is proposed that the induced magnetic gyrations and
rotations kill the cancerous cells/tissues without causing
excessive damage to unaffected cells/tissues.
- This lot should be of interest to me