The now allowed claims cover broadly Kuros` proprietary method for forming biomaterials by nucleophilic addition mechanism starting from functionalized precursor components, such as functionalized PEGs. The claims cover the biomaterial (synthetic matrix), its method of production, kits for delivery and several uses. The allowance of the European application follows the grant of the US applications as patents no. US 7,744,912 and US 7,413,739 which were granted with similar broad claims, as well as the grant of the Canadian (CA 2,359,318), Mexican (MX 276585) and Australian (AU 773 914) applications.
Kuros is a biotechnology company that is focused on the development of novel biomaterials and bioactive-biomaterial combination products for trauma, wound and spinal indications.
Kuros has two biomaterial technology platforms, one based on fibrin sealants and the other based on its own proprietary synthetic technology that can mimic fibrin in many of its attributes. These materials can be used alone or in combination with biologically active molecules.
The synthetic technology is tailorable and allows generation of products that are delivered as liquids or gels but polymerise, in or on living tissues, to form materials with different physical properties. For example, Kuros’ synthetic technology can be utilized to develop products ranging from an elastic degradeable dural sealant to a strong and non-degradeable bone cement.
Kuros’ combination products are designed to mimic the body’s
natural healing process. The products consist of fusion proteins of
naturally occurring bioactive factors, covalently incorporated into
fibrin or synthetic matrices. The incorporation of the biologically
|SOURCE Kuros Biosurgery AG|
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