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Summary for Patent: 5,173,295
Title: Method of enhancing the regeneration of injured nerves and adhesive pharamaceutical formulation therefor
Abstract:The regeneration of injured nerves is enhanced by supplying collagenase to the zone of injury of the nerve. Growth of nerve sprouts over the zone of injury is aided by the presence of effective amounts of collagenase during the regeneration process. If the nerve has been severed, collagenase is supplied to the ends of the proximal and distal stumps. A nerve graft may be interposed between the stumps. Natural fibrin has been used as glue to join nerve stumps, and collagenase is effective when used in admixture with fibrin.
Inventor(s): Wehling; Peter (Monheim, DE)
Assignee: Advance Biofactures of Curacao, N.V. (Curacao, AN)
Application Number:07/593,778
Patent Claims:1. A method of enhancing the regeneration of injured nerves which comprises administering an effective amount of collagenase to the zone of injury of the nerve during the regeneration process.

2. A method according to claim 1 wherein the nerve has been severed and collagenase is administered to the ends of the proximal and distal stumps.

3. A method according to claim 2 wherein fibrin containing collagenase is used as adhesive for the stumps.

4. A method according to claim 3 wherein the ends are sutured.

5. A method according to claim 4 wherein the sutured region is coated with a fibrin and collagenase mixture.

6. A method according to claim 1 wherein injury has resulted in neuroma in continuity.

7. A method according to claim 1 wherein the stumps of individual served fascicles of fascicle groups are separately co-apted.

8. A method according to claim 2 wherein a nerve graft is interposed between the stumps.

9. A method according to claim 8 wherein interfascicular nerve grafts are employed.

10. A method according to claim 1 wherein collagenase is supplied in a pharmaceutically acceptable medium containing about 200 to 2,500 ABC units of collagenase/ml.

11. A method according to claim 10 wherein the medium comprises normal saline.

12. A method according to claim 1 wherein collagenase is supplied in a pharmaceutically acceptable medium containing about 500 to 1,000 ABC units of collagenase/ml.

Details for Patent 5,173,295

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Smith And Nephew SANTYL collagenase OINTMENT;TOPICAL 101995 001 1965-06-04 ⤷  Free Forever Trial Advance Biofactures of Curacao, N.V. (Curacao, AN) 2039-02-26 RX search
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