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Patent: 7,361,335

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Summary for Patent: 7,361,335
Title:Methods for using an elastase
Abstract: The invention provides methods for treating an obstructed biological conduit that include administering to the conduit an agent that can degrade extracellular matrix of obstructing tissue. Particular methods include delivery of an enzyme or a mixture of several enzymes to the area or region of obstruction wherein the enzyme(s) have the capability to degrade extracellular matrix components within the obstruction thereby restoring the normal flow of transported fluid through the conduit. The invention also includes prophylactically dilating a section of conduit to minimize the risk of obstruction formation.
Inventor(s): Franano; F. Nicholas (Kansas City, MO)
Assignee: Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. (Kansas City, MO)
Application Number:11/454,405
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 7,361,335

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Approval Date Patent No. Expiredate
Smith & Nephew, Inc. SANTYL collagenase Ointment 101995 1965-06-04 ⤷  Try it Free 2019-09-24
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