NovProCat2: Novos Processos Catalíticos e Catalisadores para a obtenção de Fármacos

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Acronym | NovProCat2
Project title | NovProCat2: Novos Processos Catalíticos e Catalisadores para a obtenção de Fármacos
Project Code | ALT20-03-0145-FEDER-021889
Main objective | Reforçar a Investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação

Region of intervention | Alentejo

Beneficiary entity | Universidade de Évora(parceiro)

Approval date | 17-08-2016
Start date | 22-06-2016
Date of the conclusion | 21-06-2019

Total eligible cost | 35538.63 €
European Union financial support | FEDER - 30207.84 €
National/regional public financial support | 5330.79 €

Summary

Chiral amines are present in many important drugs, particularly those for treating flu, diabetes, Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson disease and lowering cholesterol. In the case of AD, worldwide there are 35 million people with the disease and this number is expected to increase 3 to 4 times until 2050. No cure exists and this is actually costing the world €400 billion. In the Alentejo, where there is a significant ageing population, AD is a very serious problem. 45% of molecules that chemists are developing into drugs contain a chiral amine unit well known examples include: rivastagimine, rasagline, sertraline and indatraline etc. Chiral amine containing drugs have a market volume of millions of euros. Dibenzodiazapines (DBDAs) are a family of compounds that have important medicinal properties, many of which are used in the treatment of depression or schizophrenia, or used as a tranquilizer. The market for these drugs is worth billions of euros. Industrially, chiral amines are obtained via imine hydrogenation this process is expensive and hazardous. Hydrosilylation is an alternative method for transforming ketimines to chiral amines. Organocatalysts can be successfully used. Organocatalytic methods have become recently industrially attractive, as they are free of toxic metals, and can be run in air and water. We have currently a US patent granted for this novel catalyst and process that give chiral amines (US9844773) and a European patent in progress (EP3055062 (A1)).

 

In the case of the technology leading to the DBDA products, we have two international patents that have been published and are in an advanced state: US2018105502 and EP3310765 (A1)). 

 


Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results

Objectives

Os objetivos principais foram: 

1.      a concessão de uma patente dos EUA e uma patente europeia para um novo processo catalítico de hidrosililção de iminas dando aminas quirais – produtos importantes na indústria farmacêutica.

2.      a concessão de uma patente dod EUA e uma patente europeia para um novo processo catalítico que fornece compostos dibenzodiazepinas (DBDAs) - produtos importantes na indústria farmacêutica.

 

 

 

Activities

Descoberta de novos fármacos para doenças neurodegenerátivas e outras doenças.

Results

No caso de uma destas tecnologias - um método para a produção de aminas quirais - já foi concedida uma patente americana (US9844773) com a patente europeia associada pendente (EP3055062 (A1)) (Ver projecto NovProCat para mais detalhas). 

 

ONE-POT PROCESS FOR PREPARING 1,4 - DIBENZODIAZEPINES VIA BUCHWALD-HARTWING CHEMISTRY - Fase Regional PCT WO2016/207790, EP3310765 (A1) - Pedido de Patente Europeia – concedida, aguardando a escolha dos países para efetuar a sua validação.

 

 

 

Espera-se que estas invenções conduzem para a descoberta de novos fármacos.