Two international patent applications, originally filed as UK patents by Neotherix in October 2011, have just been published. Compressible Dressing (WO2013050428) describes a medical wound dressing comprising a compressible biodegradable porous scaffold, which is compressed into intimate contact with a wound bed during use. Methods for manufacturing the dressing and treating wounds with it are also described. Sampling Device (WO2013050429) describes a medical sampling device comprising a biodegradable porous scaffold that can contain a reversibly thermo-switchable gel, which in use lies in contact with tissue to be sampled. Methods for manufacturing the device and using it for the testing and diagnosis of wounds are also described.
With the previously published Scaffold (WO2010109226), which describes a polymeric scaffold containing an antibacterial photoactive drug for tissue regeneration and repair applications, this brings the total number of Neotherix-owned patent applications to three. These applications complement others for which we have taken a licence and expand Neotherix' intellectual property portfolio covering different applications of our tissue regeneration scaffold technology.
These patent applications are available on the European Patent Office's Espacenet service as Compressible Dressing (WO2013050428) , Sampling Device (WO2013050429) and Scaffold (WO2010109226) .