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|Title:||Delivery system for controlled release of bioactive factors|
|Abstract:||A composition and method for controlled release of water-soluble proteins comprising a surface-eroding polymer matrix and water-soluble bioactive factors is described. The composition bioerodes in the biological environment of the subject at a controlled rate, thereby releasing the water soluble proteins at a rate which allows them to interact with local cell populations.|
|Inventor(s):||Laurencin; Cato T. (Somerville, MA), Lucas; Paul A. (Macon, GA), Syftestad; Glenn T. (Sacramento, CA), Domb; Abraham (Baltimore, MD), Glowacki; Julianne (Jamaica Plan, MA), Langer; Robert S. (Newton, MA)|
|Assignee:||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)|
|Filing Date:||May 07, 1993|
|Claims:||1. A method of selectively delivering a bioactive substance for inducing formation of cartilage and bone in an animal or wound healing to a specific physical site in an animal comprising implanting in the animal at the selected site a delivery composition comprising a shaped matrix sized and adapted for administration of the bioactive substance to an animal, wherein |
a. the matrix is formed of from about 10 percent to about 90 percent by weight of a surface eroding polyanhydride or polyorthoester polymer; and
b. the matrix contains from about 90 percent to about 10 percent by weight of a bioactive substance selected from the group consisting of a mixture of water soluble chondrogenic or osteogenic proteins derived from demineralized bone matrix, TGF-beta, EGF, FGF and PDGF;
wherein the composition erodes at a controlled rate over a period of time as a result of hydrolysis of the polymer, thereby administering the bioactive substance to the animal in an amount effective to induce formation of cartilage and bone or wound healing, wherein the same amount administered to the animal in the absence of the matrix is not effective to induce formation of cartilage and bone or wound healing.
2. A method of inducing chondrogenesis and osteogenesis in an animal comprising implanting intramuscularly in the animal a delivery composition comprising
a. a shaped matrix sized and adapted for administration of the chondrogenic and osteogenic substance, said matrix being formed from a polyanhydride polymer selected from the group consisting of poly(bis(p-carboxyphenoxy)propane anhydride), poly(bis(p-carboxy)methane anhydride), and poly(bis(p-carboxyphenoxy)propane anhydride)sebacic acid copolymer; and
b. a protein preparation derived from demineralized bone matrix comprising a mixture of water-soluble proteins derived from demineralized bone matrix capable of inducing chondrogenesis and osteogenesis having a range of molecular weight of from about 10 to about 100 kd;
wherein the composition contains from about 10 to about 90 percent by weight of the polyanhydride polymer and from about 90 to about 10 percent by weight of the water-soluble proteins in an amount effective to induce bone and cartilage formation when implanted intramuscularly, the polymer eroding by hydrolysis at a controlled rate over a period of time, thereby administering said protein preparation over a period of time.
3. The method of claim 1 wherein the polyanhydride is selected from the group consisting of poly(bis(p-carboxyphenoxy)propane anhydride), poly(bis(p-carboxy)methan anhydride), and poly(bis(p-carboxyphenoxy)propane anhydride)sebacic acid copolymer.
4. The method of claim 1 wherein the composition is implanted intramuscularly.
5. The method of claim 1, wherein the bioactive substance is a protein preparation derived from demineralized bone matrix comprising a mixture of water-soluble proteins derived from demineralized bone matrix capable of inducing chondrogenesis and osteogenesis having a range of molecular weight of from about 10 to about 100 kd.
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