Available Technologies

Browse Penn-owned technologies available for licensing.

HOME SEARCH RSS FEED

Compounds to promote wound healing and regeneration

Technology Overview: 
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.

Intellectual Property: 
Pending US rights

Docket # Y6278


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