Technological Maturity and Systematic Review of Medicinal Plants with Pharmacological Activity in the Central Nervous System

Author(s): Eduardo M.S. Bastos*, Victor D.A. da Silva, Silvia L. Costa, Samira A. Hanna

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Biotechnology

Volume 15 , Issue 2 , 2021

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Background: Medicinal plants present activities against neurodegenerative diseases with potential for the pharmaceutical industries. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the current panorama of patents and articles of Brazilian medicinal plants with pharmacological activities in the Central Nervous System (CNS), regarding such aspects as the number of patents by countries, areas of knowledge, and technological maturity.

Methods: We carry out a technological exploration on the Questel Orbit® platform with the descriptors: Agave sisalana P., Amburana cearenses A., Dimorphandra mollis B., Jatropha curcas L., Poincianella pyramidalis T. and Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC. with pharmacological activity and scientific exploration in PubMed and Science Direct associated with the CNS in the title, abstract, and methodology.

Results: A total of 642 patents were identified between the years 1999-2019. India, China, and Brazil are highlighted, 6th place, out of a total of 48 countries. Of these, 30 patents were not in the National Institute of Industrial Property, and 10% are Brazilian in biotechnology and pharmaceutical products. Eleven articles were used in PubMed and Science Direct with scientific domains (anticancer, neuroprotection and anti-inflammatory). The Federal University of Bahia is highlighted, showing Technology Readiness Levels (TRL4), basic skills of pre-clinical research.

Conclusion: Brazilian public universities have a significant role in the scientific, technological and innovative development of therapeutic assets for CNS.

Keywords: Medicinal plants, therapeutic use, central nervous system, patents, technology readiness levels, pharmacological activity.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 16 March, 2021
Page: [89 - 101]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/1872208315666210316110915
Price: $65

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