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Innovative In-Licensing Opportunities from Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST)



Licensing Opportunities from Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (GIST)


Buk-gu, South Korea

GIST has been firmly committed to fulfilling its foundational goals of advancing the nation’s science and technology and nurturing excellent talents in those fields. As a result, it has grown into a world-class research university in a relatively short period of just over two decades.

GIST has developed a novel small molecule for inducing cell reprogramming, which provides a therapeutic method for diseases related to lesion of muscle tissue more >>

Bone/Joint/Connective Tissue Diagnostic/Imaging Cardiovascular/Haematology Immunology

Small Molecule Compound for Treating Type 2 Diabetes

GIST has developed a small molecule discovery system which can select chemical compounds targeting type 2 diabetes. Using this system, they have selected a compound that mimics insulin by increasing intracellular glucose uptake more >>

Endocrinology/Cytokines Metabolism/Obesity Drug Discovery/Screening

Drug Development for Neuropathic Pain Disease

Our technology aims to antagonize P2X3 receptors which play a crucial role in pain signaling. Novel P2X3 receptor antagonists would contribute to the development of new anti-pain drug candidates specialized for the treatment of neuropathic pain. more >>

Endocrinology/Cytokines Metabolism/Obesity Analgesia/Anaesthesia Neuroscience/Neurology Oncology

Gene Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

A therapeutic modality for Alzheimer’s disease in humans and pets more >>

Ageing Proteomics/Genomics Gene Therapy Neuroscience/Neurology Animal Health

Kurarinone: A Natural Activator of BKCa Channel, as an Anti-OAB Substance

We established a cell-based screening system to select potent BKca channel activators. Kurarinone, derived from Sophora flavescens, activates BKCa channels and also has therapeutic effects on overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). more >>

Urology/Renal/Urogenital Nutraceuticals/Phytotherapeutics

A Highly Sensitive Immunodiagnostic Kit

This technology provides a method for highly sensitive one-step detection of biomarkers using water swellable tape. more >>

Proteomics/Genomics Diagnostic/Imaging Immunology

Paper Chips for Molecular Diagnostics

This technology provides a method for fabrication of reagent dried paper chips which can easily amplify DNA samples from certain genes. more >>

This study introduces a method which increases the drug loading capacity of therapeutic contact lenses by using lipophilic vitamins more >>

This strategy uses gold nanoparticles to decompose hydrogen peroxide, which is generated when urate oxidase is used, for the treatment of gout more >>

Using scattering lens with DOPC, light can be focused deep into the target tissues. This can reduce the side effects of laser and photodynamic therapy more >>

Bone/Joint/Connective Tissue Dermatology