Collagen Matrix, Inc.
|Collagen Matrix, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130084228||METHOD OF PREPARING POROUS CARBONATE APATITE FROM NATURAL BONE - A method for preparing carbonate apatite from natural bones. The method includes obtaining cancellous bone particles; treating the bone particles with hot water and an organic solvent; repeating the treating step at least once; drying the bone particles; and heating the bone particles at 500° C. to 620° C. for 10 to 50 hours.||04-04-2013|
|20120035741||SELF-EXPANDABLE BIOPOLYMER-MINERAL COMPOSITE - A compressed implant composite for repairing mineralized tissue. The compressed implant composite includes a matrix formed of biopolymeric fibers and a plurality of calcium- and/or silicate-based mineral particles dispersed in the matrix. The matrix constitutes 4 to 80% by weight and the mineral particles constitute 20 to 96% by weight of the composite. The composite is free of soluble collagen and is expandable to a volume 2 to 100 times of its compressed volume (e.g., upon absorption of water). Also disclosed are methods of preparing the above-described composite.||02-09-2012|
|20110021754||BIOPOLYMERIC MEMBRANES - This invention relates to a sheet membrane for repairing a damaged tissue. The membrane includes an isotropic layer of cross-linked biopolymeric fibers in which the fibers are 10 to 1,000 cm in length. This invention also relates to a method of making an isotropic layer of cross-linked biopolymeric fibers. The method includes: (1) coacervating biopolymeric fibers (e.g., collagen-based fibers) having lengths of less than 1 cm dispersed in an aqueous solution to obtain coacervated biopolymeric fibers having lengths of 10 to 1,000 cm; (2) flattening the coacervated biopolymeric fibers into a layer; (3) drying the layer; and (4) cross-linking the biopolymeric.||01-27-2011|
|20100166823||BIOPOLYMERIC MEMBRANE FOR WOUND PROTECTION AND REPAIR - The present invention relates to a conformable and semi-permeable biopolymeric membrane suitable for tissue repair and protection. This membrane contains a first layer made from randomly oriented, reconstituted biopolymer fibers and, on top of the first layer, a coating layer made from biopolymer fibers.||07-01-2010|
|20100055149||RE-ROLLABLE WRAPPING IMPLANT - A re-rollable membrane for wrapping around and protecting a cylindrical tissue having an injury site. The membrane includes a sheet of a porous matrix formed of cross-linked biopolymeric fibers. In one implementation, the sheet can be spirally rolled so that at least one portion overlaps another portion of the sheet and, upon absorption of a fluid, the overlapping portions adhere to each other closely so as to exclude penetration of cells. In another implementation, the sheet can be helically rolled to form a helix having a pitch of 2 mm to 40 mm and an inner diameter of 1 mm to 50 mm. Also disclosed are methods for making and using such re-rollable membranes.||03-04-2010|
|20090112317||Calcium-Containing Bone Implants - This invention relates to a method for preparing a porous bone implant containing a calcium-based mineral. The method includes immersing a porous matrix in an acidic solution containing a calcium-based mineral; removing the matrix from the solution; and exposing the matrix to an alkali to neutralize the acidic solution, thereby causing precipitation of the calcium-based mineral to obtain a porous bone implant containing a calcium-based mineral.||04-30-2009|
Patent applications by Collagen Matrix, Inc.