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Biosynthetic corneas formulated with recombinant collagen restore vision and nerve growth
Date:8/25/2010

heir use has been limited to cases where human donor tissue fails repeatedly or cannot be used. Moreover, apart from the US, in most countries, tissue donation and banking systems do not exist.

About FibroGen's recombinant human collagens

FibroGen is the only producer of highly purified, fully characterized recombinant human type III collagen (rhCIII) intended to replace similar animal- or human-derived materials currently used in a variety of medical, pharmaceutical, and consumer applications. FibroGen uses proprietary recombinant methodology in a yeast expression system with human DNA sequences to develop synthetic versions of human collagens essentially identical to the native protein. Mixtures of various collagen types found in animal-sourced collagen are nearly impossible to segregate. FibroGen has been able to produce specific types of recombinant human collagen (e.g., types I or III) consistently and reproducibly. FibroGen has developed simple, scalable purification processes that provide highly purified and reproducible lots of protein in any desired quantity, and employs a series of rigorous analytical tests to ensure lot-to-lot consistency and high quality.


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Contact: Laura Hansen
lhansen@fibrogen.com
415-978-1433
FibroGen, Inc.
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