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COMPOUNDS TO PROMOTE WOUND HEALING AND REGENERATION

Description:
Scars are a natural part of the healing process and there is currently no good treatment for preventing scar formation.  Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that topical application of a class of compounds promotes wound healing and inhibits scar formation.  The compound studied in their preclinical wound healing model has FDA approval for systemic use in a different indication and is no longer patent protected for composition of matter.  The researchers demonstrated in a mouse model that treatment with the compound promoted scarless wound healing, and that the healed area contained hair follicles, sebaceous glands and normal collagen.

IP Status:
Pending US rights

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
James Bowen
Executive Director, Corporate Alliances
University of Pennsylvania
215-573-1926
jbow@upenn.edu
Inventors:
George Cotsarelis
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