Recent Patents on Regenerative Medicine


Recent US Patents on Extracellular Matrix in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Author(s): Charles Vorndran

Affiliation: Pabst Patent Group LLP, 1545 Peachtree St NE Suite 320, Atlanta, GA, 30309, Georgia, USA.


US patents relating to compositions containing extracellular matrix material and methods of using extracellular material in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are being granted at rapid pace. This article briefly describes some of these US patents and their claims. The large number of patents being issued on extracellular material and its uses indicates that there remains strong commercial interest and innovation in this area of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Keywords: Collagen, extracellular material (ECM), graft, regenerative medicine, scaffold, small intestine submucosa (SIS), tissue engineering.

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Page: [34 - 39]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/2210296504666140311234150