Biotech company Tyme Technologies (TYME), who develops cancer metabolism-based therapies announced that it was granted a U.S. Patent for its metabolomic technology platform. The patent, U.S. Patent No. 11,058,638, involves a targeted delivery of therapeutics to cancer cells.
Tyme has developed a technology by which the tyrosine isomer racemetyrosine (α-methylparatyrosine) can be fused with a second therapeutic agent in a manner that creates a fusion compound that may allow targeted delivery to the cancer cells in a novel manner. This method of delivery, is predicated on the metabolic phenomenon in which cancer cells consume higher quantities of non-essential amino acids, including tyrosine, from their surrounding environment to support their growth because they cannot make enough of these amino acids.