Sunday, February 12, 2017
Corn,milk protein and precision medicine for children.
Medicines for children can be a challenge when taste and texture is concerned,this has prompted professor Om Perumal at South Dakota State University, and co-founder , chief scientific officer of Tranzderm Solutions, to adapt his corn protein-based drug delivery method to oral pediatric formulations. The theory behind this is to encapsulate drugs in corn protein nanoparticles and then cover them milk protein to make children’s medications better tasting and safer. The patented drug delivery system uses zein, a protein found in dried distillers grain, a co-product of ethanol production, to encapsulate the medication. The nanoparticles are approximately 500 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.