Dr. Robert J. Hilton focuses primarily on patent prosecution in the chemistry and life sciences fields. Robert assists a wide range of clients, including small and large companies locally and internationally. He currently represents clients with technology in the fields of stem cells, CAR T cells, cancer therapeutics and other oncology pharmaceuticals, vaccines, therapeutic antibodies, dietary supplements, medical devices, diagnostic devices and assays, cosmetics, and nutraceuticals.
Robert earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from BYU. His research involved the studies of metals in biological systems, including metal dysregulation in diseases such as chronic kidney disease, and materials chemistry, including nanoparticle synthesis and artificial electron transport systems.
FDA Grants Breakthrough Status to Dthera Sciences' Alzheimer's Therapeutic
First Prosthetic Iris Approved
FDA Approves NorthStar's Tc-99m Generator
RoundTable to Acquire Symmetry Surgical for $143 Million
FDA Approves the First Insulin Pump and Glucose Monitoring System for Children
Hilton, R. J.; Seare, M. C.; Andros, N. D.; Kenealley, Z.; Watt, R. K. Phosphate Inhibits In Vitro Fe3+ Loading into Transferrin by Forming a Soluble Fe(III)-Phosphate Complex: A Potential Non-Transferrin Bound Iron Species. J. Inorg. Biochem., 2012, 110, 1–7.
Hilton, R. J.; Zhang, B.; Martineau, L. N.; Watt, G. D.; Watt, R. K. Anion Deposition in Ferritin. J. Inorg. Biochem. 2012, 108, 8–14.
Hilton, R. J.; Andros, N. D.; Kenealey, Z.; Watt, R. K. The Ferroxidase Center is Essential for Ferritin Iron Loading in the Presence of Phosphate and Minimizes Side Reactions that Form Fe(III)-Phosphate Colloids. Biometals, 2012, 25(2), 259-273.
Snow, C. L.; Martineau, L. N.; Hilton, R. J.; Brown, S.; Farrer, J.; Boerio-Goates, J.; Woodfield, B. F.; Watt, R. K. Ferritin Iron Mineralization Proceeds by Different Mechanisms in MOPS and Imidazole Buffers. J. Inorg. Biochem. 2011, 105 (7), 972–977.
Keyes, J.; Hilton, R.; Farrer, J.; Watt, R. Ferritin as a Photocatalyst and Scaffold for Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis. J. Nanopart. 2011, 13, 2563–2575.
Johnson, J.; Kenealey, J.; Hilton, R. J.; Brosnahan, D.; Watt, R. K.; Watt, G. D. Non-reductive Iron Release from Horse Spleen Ferritin using Desferoxamine Chelation. J. Inorg. Biochem. 2011, 105, 202–207.
Speeches & Seminars
A Negative Role for the Ferritin Nano-Cage: Anion Transport. nanoUtah Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, October 2010.
Maximizing the Efficiency of Ferritin as a Photocatalyst for Applications in an Artificial Photosynthesis System. International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), San Diego, CA, March 2010.