Silo Pharma Enters Exclusive Option Agreement With the University of Maryland

Silo Pharma, Inc. recently announced it has executed an exclusive option agreement with the University of Maryland, Baltimore to explore a novel invention generally known as “Joint-homing peptides for use in the investigation and treatment of arthritogenic processes.”

The ability of the peptides to target inflamed endothelium suggests they could be used to target drug delivery to the diseased joints. This approach could enhance the therapeutic effect of current and future therapies and decrease potential systemic toxicity despite systemic administration of the drug. These peptides have the potential for the development of fusion imaging molecules and/or nanoparticles to study arthritic pathogenesis. The peptides could also be customizable and used to deliver nanoparticles for precise imaging. In addition, these novel joint-homing peptides may be used to treat autoimmune diseases, including but not limited to Rheumatoid Arthritis.

“This option gives Silo access to a unique and potentially vital therapeutic that can also act as a drug delivery platform,” said Eric Weisblum, Chairman and CEO of Silo Pharma. “The ability to deliver compounds directly to targeted areas of the body with this technology could be revolutionary by increasing the efficacy of the treatment while reducing the amount of medication needed. There is a tremendous need for creative and unique therapeutics for patients suffering from rare diseases.”

Silo Pharma is a developmental-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on merging traditional therapeutics with psychedelic research for people suffering from indications such as depression, PTSD, Parkinson’s, and other rare neurological disorders. Silo’s mission is to identify assets to license and fund the research which we believe will be transformative to the well-being of patients and the health care industry.  For more information, visit