Intellectual Property

The use of Styrene Maleic anhydride copolymer (SMA) products for the manufacturing of styrene maleic acid copolymer - lipid particles (nanodiscs) (SMALP), and the use of SMALP, are covered by one or more of the following patents owned by Malvern Cosmeceutics Limited: US8623414, EP1890675, GB2426703, AU2006253886, JP5142898, IN261468, CN ZL200680018957.2, CA 2611144 and by the University of Birmingham US8754168.
The purchaser is licensed under those patents to use the SMA for the manufacture of SMALPs and to use SMALPs so manufactured for the purpose of research and development of proteins, including their production (including purification and solubilization), screening, testing, analysis, characterization (including structural analysis and characterization), including for the purpose of drug screening, but not for the purpose of delivery of agents to humans or other animals for therapeutic, diagnostic prophylactic purposes, which uses are specifically prohibited.

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