A consortium led by Neotherix has won a further grant to develop EktoTherix - a novel regenerative tissue scaffold for the repair of wounds left by surgical procedures such as those following skin cancer treatment. The £414,000 project is funded by Technology Strategy Board and follows earlier EktoTherix projects at Feasibility (2009) and Developing Therapeutics 1 (2010) stages, also supported by TSB. Neotherix will collaborate with Lorien Engineering Solutions and Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management to complete the steps needed for EktoTherix to enter a First in Man clinical trial at the start of 2013. The milestone of collation and reporting of clinical data is due in September 2013. Neotherix is targeting a market launch in mid-2014 for the product, which can also be used for the repair of other acute wounds such as lacerations and surgical wounds.
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