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Transferring the regenerative ability of embryonic/neonatal tissue to adult tissue.

Transferring the regenerative ability of embryonic/neonatal tissue to adult tissue.

Description:

Title: Transferring Regenerative Characteristics to Adult Cells

 

Unmet Need: Transferring the regenerative skin characteristics of young cell’s to adult cells.

A challenge for adult skin cells is the inability to regrow regenerative tissue without scarring or forming scar tissue. Skin damaged through scarring and wound healing cause serious health issues, and an ability to regrow skin through regenerative techniques would allow for such wounds to heal properly without scar tissue. Therefore, a need exists to express the characteristics of young cells, which regenerate instead of scar, wherein adult cells can regenerate without damaged tissue forming into scars.

The Technology: Transferring Regenerative Characteristics to Adult Cells

Inventors have developed a method and process for converting adult cells to exhibit the characteristics of young cells that are still capable of skin regeneration when skin cells undergo damage. The skin cells are reprogrammed to utilize synthetic promotors to express specific genes within cellular connective tissues, wherein the expression of specific genes enable regenerative ability without negative growth effects. Gene expression in the cellular connective tissue exhibits the characteristics of young cells capable of skin regeneration without scarring or damaged tissue forming.

Applications:

  • Skin regeneration
  • Hair regeneration
  • Scar inhibition
  • Pre-surgical treatment to ensure skin regeneration at wound sites
  • Enhance healing in any skin regrowth application

Advantages:

  • Regrowth of skin without scars
  • Regrowth of hair where damage tissues existed
  • Development of pre-wound treatment methods
  • Induce youthful cell characteristics in adult cells

Patent Information:

Provisional patent filed.

 

Patent Information: