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Affinergy ,Inc | Date: 2014-10-24

Cell binding peptides are provided for binding to cells including urothelial and thyroid follicular cells. The peptides are useful for detection and diagnosis of cancer including bladder and thyroid cancer. A device and method for using the device for capturing cells is provided, the device includes a support having attached cell binding peptide. The support can be a slide and the device can be used for detection and diagnosis of cancer including bladder and thyroid cancer. A kit is provided with instructions for capturing cells and a support with attached cell binding peptide for detection and diagnosis of bladder and thyroid cancer.


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Affinergy ,Inc | Date: 2010-11-18

Compositions and methods are provided for promoting bone growth. An implantable bone graft material is provided comprising a resorbable ceramic and a resorbable polymer, wherein the polymer comprises a covalently attached BMP binding peptide. In addition, an implantable bone graft material is provided consisting essentially of a resorbable -TCP and a resorbable polymer, wherein the -TCP has a total porosity of about 50% or greater and wherein the -TCP has a particle size ranging from about 100 micron to about 300 micron. The implantable bone graft materials are useful for promoting bone growth in a subject.


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Affinergy ,Inc | Date: 2010-11-18

Compositions and methods for tissue repair are provided including cell binding peptides and growth factor binding peptides. The cell binding peptides bind to one or more of stem cells, fibroblasts, or endothelial cells. The growth factor binding peptides include platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) binding peptides and growth differentiation factor (GDF) binding peptides. The tissue for repair includes tendon, muscle, connective tissue, ligament, cardiac tissue, vascular tissue, or dermis. Implantable devices for tissue repair are provided to which the cell and growth factor binding peptides are attached, such as acellular extracellular matrix having attached binding peptide.


Patent
Affinergy ,Inc | Date: 2010-11-18

Compositions and methods are provided for promoting bone growth. An implantable bone graft material is provided comprising a resorbable ceramic and a resorbable polymer, wherein the polymer comprises a covalently attached stem cell binding peptide. The implantable bone graft materials are useful for promoting bone growth in a subject.


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Affinergy ,Inc | Date: 2011-05-17

Compositions and methods for tissue repair are provided including cell binding peptides and growth factor binding peptides. The cell binding peptides bind to one or more of stem cells, fibroblasts, or endothelial cells. The growth factor binding peptides include platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) binding peptides and growth differentiation factor (GDF) binding peptides. The tissue for repair includes tendon, muscle, connective tissue, ligament, cardiac tissue, vascular tissue, or dermis. Implantable devices for tissue repair are provided to which the cell and growth factor binding peptides are attached, such as acellular extracellular matrix having attached binding peptide.

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