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Summary for Patent: 6,638,949
Title: Prevention of adhesions and excessive scar formation using angiogenesis inhibitors
Abstract:A method and compositions for inhibiting excessive scar formation and adhesions by administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of an angiogenesis inhibitor. In the preferred embodiment, the angiogenesis inhibitor is selective, such as a fumagillol derivative like 0-chloroacetylcarbamoyl-Fumagillol (TNP-470, TAP Pharmaceuticals), thalidomide, or a selective drug having more than one activity, such as minocycline or penicilliamine which also have antibiotic activity. Less selective compounds can also be used, such as the cytokine IL12. Patients to be treated include those having experienced trauma, surgical intervention, burns, and other types of injuries. The inhibitor is administered in an amount effective to decrease excessive scarring, defined as formation of high density tissue including cells and connective tissue, without preventing normal wound closure. The inhibitors can be administered systemically and/or locally or topically, as needed. For prevention of adhesions, the angiogenesis inhibitor would typically be applied at the time of surgery, preferably in a controlled release formulation and/or using barrier technology.
Inventor(s): Folkman; Judah (Brookline, MA), Brem; Harold (New York, NY), Ehrlich; H. Paul (Grantville, PA)
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Application Number:09/139,375
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 6,638,949

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   Start Trial 2017-08-25 RX search
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