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Scientific Journal Gene Therapy Reports That Cardium's Gene Activated Matrix Technology Accelerates Periodontal Tissue Regeneration
Date:9/14/2009

ne Activated Matrix technology platform is designed to provide a therapeutic level of protein synthesis at a specific site in the body and can be used in soft tissue such as skin, ligament, tendons and cartilage, as well as in hard tissue such as bone. The technology is distinctive in that it is immobilized gene delivery that allows for localized control of gene uptake. The Gene Activated Matrix comprises any biocompatible matrix containing a gene or DNA vector encoding for a growth factor or any therapeutic protein. The Gene Activated Matrix technology allows for a broad spectrum of formulations and the use of any biocompatible matrix, natural or synthetic, which would include, but not be limited to, collagen, demineralized bone, allograft and other synthetic graft materials.

The Company's studies have shown that proliferative cells migrate into the Gene Activated Matrix and then take up the immobilized gene resulting in localized and sustained production of micro quantities of growth factor proteins or other therapeutic proteins based on the protein-producing DNA of choice. Compared with current protein therapy, which may be limited due to the inherent short half-life of a protein once administered into the human body, the Company believes that the localized and sustained production of micro-quantities of DNA-driven proteins at the injury site within a Gene Activated Matrix offers the opportunity to significantly enhance the availability of therapeutic proteins to the cells performing tissue repair and lower the overall level of protein required.

Cardium's Orthobiologics Research

Significant pre-clinical research has been conducted and published by researchers and collaborators at Cardium's Tissue Repair Company and the University of Michigan demonstrating the safety and benefits of adenovector-mediated platelet-derived growth factor gene expression in the areas of periodontal tissue engi
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