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Brittany Jennings
September 18, 2020



The UNC Office of Technology Commercialization hosted the annual Celebration of Inventorship on Sept.10, which featured 11 UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy members who received 13 patents in 2019.

The virtual event celebrated all faculty, staff and student inventors from UNC-Chapel Hill who received issued patents in 2019.

“I am so proud of our faculty members for their dedication to pursuing innovative solutions in health care and I appreciate all they are doing to help people live longer, healthier lives,” said Angela Kashuba, dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. “This group comprises about a quarter of all those who received patents at UNC-Chapel Hill, which is truly remarkable.”


2019 Patent Recipients from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy:

Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Global Engagement, Vice Chair of Graduate and Postgraduate Education, Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,240,959  | Devices, systems, and methods for volumetrically measuring syringe fluid

Stephen Frye, PhD, Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery; Co-Program Leader, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
● Patent No. 10,179,133 | Pyrrolopyrimidine compounds for the treatment of cancer

Leaf Huang, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Director, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Professor, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
● Patent No. 10,426,745 | Polymeric metformin and its use as a therapeutic agent and as a delivery vehicle

Dimitri Kireev, PhD, Professor, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,179,133 | Pyrrolopyrimidine compounds for the treatment of cancer

Juan Li, PhD, Associate Professor, Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics,Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,308,705 | Optimized human clotting factor VIII gene expression cassettes and their use

Qi Long Lu, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,350,305 | Compositions for treating dystroglycanopathy disorders

Brian Roth, MD, PhD, Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor; Department of Pharmacology; Director, NIMH Psychoactive Drug Screening Program, UNC School of Medicine
● Patent No. 10,301,630 | Methods and compositions for unsilencing imprinted genes

Mark Schoenfisch, PhD, Peter A. Ornstein Distinguished Professor, Jointly appointed with the School of Medicine & School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,196,349 | Tunable nitric oxide-releasing macromolecules having multiple nitric oxide donor structures
● Patent No. 10,435,357 | Tunable nitric oxide-releasing macromolecules having multiple nitric oxide donor structures

Xiaodong Wang, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,179,133 | Pyrrolopyrimidine compounds for the treatment of cancer

Xiao Xiao, PhD, Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics,Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,308,705 | Optimized human clotting factor VIII gene expression cassettes and their use
● Patent No. 10,350,305 | Compositions for treating dystroglycanopathy disorders

Bing Yang, MS,Research Specialist, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
● Patent No. 10,266,823 | Small molecules that enhance the activity of oligonucleotides

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