CollPlant Files U.S. Patent Application for Next Generation Dermal Filler
NESS ZIONA, Israel, May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
CollPlant (NASDAQ: CLGN) (TASE: CLPT), a regenerative medicine company utilizing its proprietary plant-based rhCollagen technology for tissue repair products (recombinant human, "rhCollagen"), announced that it has filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for photocurable dermal fillers comprised of rhCollagen and hyaluronic acid, for the aesthetics market.
Yehiel Tal, CollPlant's Chief Executive Officer, noted, "This application to the USPTO represents an integral part of the Company's strategy to expand the uses for its novel, rhCollagen-based BioInk into new, high value markets. The combination of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring, moisture-binding compound, with CollPlant's plant-based, tissue regenerating rhCollagen, is intended to form the basis for a new dermal filler product line aimed at addressing the need for 'healthier,' more innovative aesthetic products to treat wrinkles. Utilization of photocuring technology is expected to simplify the filler administration process and enable an even more effective treatment."
CollPlant is a regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, and on the development and commercialization of tissue repair products for orthobiologics and advanced wound care markets. The Company's products are based on its rhCollagen (recombinant human collagen), which is produced with CollPlant's proprietary plant-based genetic engineering technology. CollPlant's products address indications for diverse fields of organ and tissue repair, and are ushering in a new era in regenerative medicine. The Company's flagship rhCollagen BioInk product line is ideal for 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, and the unique Vergenix™ line of rhCollagen products includes a soft tissue repair matrix to treat tendinopathy and a wound repair matrix to promote a rapid optimal healing of acute and chronic wounds.
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Amato and Partners, LLC
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Released May 8, 2018