Notice of Availability for Licensing-NIST's Patented Microfluidic Apparatus and Method To Control Liposome Formation, 78792-78793 [2016-26995]

Download as PDF 78792 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2016 / Notices requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results for shipments of the subject merchandise from Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above, which have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Vietnam and non-Vietnam exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (3) for all Vietnam exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the existing rate for the Vietnam-Wide entity of 25.76 percent; and (4) for all non-Vietnam exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Vietnam exporter that supplied that non-Vietnam exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: October 31, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology a. Respondent Selection b. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments c. Non-Market Economy Country d. Separate Rates VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 e. The Vietnam-Wide Entity f. Separate Rate for Eligible, Non-Examined Respondents V. Recommendation Appendix II Companies Subject To Review Determined To Be Part of the Vietnam-Wide Entity 1. Amanda Foods (Vietnam) Ltd. Ngoc Tri Seafood Company (Amanda’s affiliate) 2. Amanda Seafood Co., Ltd. 3. An Giang Coffee JSC 4. Anvifish Joint Stock Co. 5. Asia Food Stuffs Import Export Co., Ltd. 6. Binh Thuan Import—Export Joint Stock Company (THAIMEX) 7. Binh An Seafood Joint Stock Company 8. B.O.P. Limited Co. 9. C.P. Vietnam Corporation, aka C.P. Vietnam Corporation (‘‘C.P. Vietnam’’), aka C.P. Vietnam Livestock Company Limited, aka C.P. Vietnam Livestock Corporation 10. Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Product Import Export Company (‘‘CATACO’’), aka Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Products Import Export Company (‘‘CATACO’’), aka Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Products Imex Company, aka Can Tho Agricultural Products 11. Can Tho Import Export Seafood Joint Stock Company (CASEAMEX) 12. Cautre Export Goods Processing Joint Stock Company 13. Coastal Fisheries Development Corporation (‘‘COFIDEC’’) 14. Danang Seaproducts Import-Export Corporation (‘‘Seaprodex Danang’’) (and its affiliates), aka Danang Seaproducts Import Export Corporation (and its affiliate, Tho Quang Seafood Processing and Export Company) (collectively, ‘‘Seaprodex Danang’’)), aka Danang Seaproducts Import Export Corporation (‘‘Seaprodex Danang’’), aka Seaprodex Danang, aka Tho Quang Co, aka Tho Quang Seafood Processing and Export Company, aka Frozen Seafoods Factory No. 32 (Tho Quang Seafood Processing and Export Company) 15. Duy Dai Corporation 16. 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Xi Nghiep Che Bien Thuy Sue San Xuat Kau Cantho [FR Doc. 2016–27071 Filed 11–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Notice of Availability for Licensing— NIST’s Patented Microfluidic Apparatus and Method To Control Liposome Formation National Institute of Standards and Technology. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, owns two patents related to controlled liposome formation using microfluidic channels: U.S. Patent SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2016 / Notices 9,198,645, titled ‘‘Controlled Vesicle Self-Assembly in Continuous Two Phase Flow Microfluidic Channels’’ (NIST Docket 04–003); and U.S. Patent 8,715,591, title ‘‘Microfluidic Apparatus to Control Liposome Formation’’ (NIST Docket 09–017). Further details about these patents are provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, below. ADDRESSES: For further information about these patented inventions or other licensing and partnership opportunities, please contact Honeyeh Zube, CRADA and License Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Technology Partnerships Office, by mail to 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 2200, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, by electronic mail to honeyeh.zube@ nist.gov, or by telephone at (301) 975– 2209. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIST’s Patent 9,198,645, titled ‘‘Controlled Vesicle Self-Assembly in Continuous Two Phase Flow Microfluidic Channels’’ (NIST Docket 04–003) claims novel methods for the formation of liposomes that encapsulate reagents in a continuous two-phase flow microfluidic network with precision control of size, for example, from 100 nm to 300 nm, by manipulation of liquid flow rates are described. By creating a solvent-aqueous interfacial region in a microfluidic format that is homogenous and controllable on the length scale of a liposome, fine control of liposome size and polydispersity can be achieved. NIST’s Patent 8,715,591, title ‘‘Microfluidic Apparatus to Control Liposome Formation,’’ (NIST Docket 09–017) is available for license and claims the apparatus and method of using a microfluidic device that controls the amount of delivery compound incorporated in a liposome on a nanometer size scale using laminar flow and miscible fluids, thereby increasing loading efficiency. The patent was filed on Apr. 19, 2010 and was issued on May 6, 2014. The invention was first published in Jahn, et al., Microfluidic Directed Formation of Liposomes of Controlled Size, American Chemical Society Langmuir, 23 (11) pp 6289– 6293. 2007. The liposomes formed by the selfassembly process are characterized using asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation combined with quasielastic light scattering and multiangle laser-light scattering. The vesicle size and size distribution are tunable over a mean diameter from 50 to 150 nm by adjusting the ratio of the alcohol-toaqueous volumetric flow rate. Liposome formation depends more strongly on the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 focused alcohol stream width and its diffusive mixing with the aqueous stream than on the sheer forces at the solvent-buffer interface. The inventions have application in drug delivery, gene therapy, and potential application for on-demand liposome-mediated delivery of point-of-care therapeutics. The inventions can obviate the need for post-processing in drug manufacturing. NIST is authorized to license its rights in these inventions to organizations on a non-exclusive or exclusive basis for specified fields of use. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Notice of Availability for Licensing--NIST's Patented 
Microfluidic Apparatus and Method To Control Liposome Formation

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an 
agency of the United States Department of Commerce, owns two patents 
related to controlled liposome formation using microfluidic channels: 
U.S. Patent

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9,198,645, titled ``Controlled Vesicle Self-Assembly in Continuous Two 
Phase Flow Microfluidic Channels'' (NIST Docket 04-003); and U.S. 
Patent 8,715,591, title ``Microfluidic Apparatus to Control Liposome 
Formation'' (NIST Docket 09-017). Further details about these patents 
are provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, below.

ADDRESSES: For further information about these patented inventions or 
other licensing and partnership opportunities, please contact Honeyeh 
Zube, CRADA and License Officer, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology's Technology Partnerships Office, by mail to 100 Bureau 
Drive, Mail Stop 2200, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, by electronic mail 
to honeyeh.zube@nist.gov, or by telephone at (301) 975-2209.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIST's Patent 9,198,645, titled ``Controlled 
Vesicle Self-Assembly in Continuous Two Phase Flow Microfluidic 
Channels'' (NIST Docket 04-003) claims novel methods for the formation 
of liposomes that encapsulate reagents in a continuous two-phase flow 
microfluidic network with precision control of size, for example, from 
100 nm to 300 nm, by manipulation of liquid flow rates are described. 
By creating a solvent-aqueous interfacial region in a microfluidic 
format that is homogenous and controllable on the length scale of a 
liposome, fine control of liposome size and polydispersity can be 
achieved.
    NIST's Patent 8,715,591, title ``Microfluidic Apparatus to Control 
Liposome Formation,'' (NIST Docket 09-017) is available for license and 
claims the apparatus and method of using a microfluidic device that 
controls the amount of delivery compound incorporated in a liposome on 
a nanometer size scale using laminar flow and miscible fluids, thereby 
increasing loading efficiency. The patent was filed on Apr. 19, 2010 
and was issued on May 6, 2014. The invention was first published in 
Jahn, et al., Microfluidic Directed Formation of Liposomes of 
Controlled Size, American Chemical Society Langmuir, 23 (11) pp 6289-
6293. 2007.
    The liposomes formed by the self-assembly process are characterized 
using asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation combined with quasi-
elastic light scattering and multiangle laser-light scattering. The 
vesicle size and size distribution are tunable over a mean diameter 
from 50 to 150 nm by adjusting the ratio of the alcohol-to-aqueous 
volumetric flow rate. Liposome formation depends more strongly on the 
focused alcohol stream width and its diffusive mixing with the aqueous 
stream than on the sheer forces at the solvent-buffer interface. The 
inventions have application in drug delivery, gene therapy, and 
potential application for on-demand liposome-mediated delivery of 
point-of-care therapeutics. The inventions can obviate the need for 
post-processing in drug manufacturing.
    NIST is authorized to license its rights in these inventions to 
organizations on a non-exclusive or exclusive basis for specified 
fields of use. The rights to these patents are available for exclusive 
or non-exclusive licensing by the authority granted to the NIST under 
35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404. NIST researchers are interested in 
potential collaborations with licensees to bring this invention to 
practical application and to promote innovation, enhance economic 
security and improve quality of life.

Kevin Kimball,
Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2016-26995 Filed 11-8-16; 8:45 am]
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