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ProChon Biotech | Date: 2016-11-07

A method of treating an individual (i) having abnormal bone; or (ii) afflicted with a disease or disorder related to normal or abnormal FGF receptors or a skeletal disorder; or (iii) having dysplasic bone. The method includes administering to the individual a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF-9) variant comprising at least one amino acid substitution in the beta 8-beta 9 loop, wherein said FGF-9 variant incorporates one of the amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO: 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17.


The present invention relates to the design, manufacture and use of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) polypeptides having improved receptor specificity. In particular, the invention relates to isolated FGF2 and FGF4 polypeptides comprising a truncated N-terminus and optionally N-terminal amino acid substitutions. The present invention provides polypeptides, nucleic acids encoding the polypeptides, compositions comprising same and methods for use thereof.


Patent
ProChon Biotech and Bio Technology General Israel Ltd. | Date: 2012-08-29

Hyaluronic acid derivatives are disclosed.


Patent
Bio Technology General Israel Ltd. and ProChon Biotech | Date: 2013-08-29

Disclosed are chemically modified hyaluronic acid (HA) derivatives containing hydrazido groups directly linked to the glucuronic acid residues of HA. Said hydrazido groups are used to obtain crosslinked and labeled HA derivatives. The invention further relates to methods of preparation of said HA derivatives.


Patent
ProChon Biotech | Date: 2012-05-07

Methods for treating diseased or injured tissue by implanting into the tissue at a site of the disease or injury a porous freeze-dried fibrin matrix formed from plasma proteins. The proteins include fibrinogen cleaved by the action of thrombin at varying concentrations sufficient to cleave the fibrinogen and Factor XIII. The matrix has less than 10% residual moisture and is devoid of exogenous anti-fibrinolytic agents, plasminogen and of organic chelating agents. Alternatively, the plasma proteins comprise partially purified plasma proteins that are devoid of plasminogen.


Patent
ProChon Biotech | Date: 2012-01-11

The present invention provides fibroblast growth factor variants demonstrating enhanced receptor subtype specificity and/or affinity. Preferred embodiments include both variants having enhanced activity that act as improved agonists and variants having reduced activity that act as antagonists. Methods of utilizing preferred FGF variants in preparation of medicaments for the treatment of skeletal disorders including skeletal dysplasia, osteoporosis and enhancing bone fracture healing and cartilage healing processes are provided.


Patent
ProChon Biotech | Date: 2014-10-21

The present invention comprises the provision and use of new and improved arthroscopic instrumentation for (i) harvesting a tissue biopsy from a non-critical section of a joint, and (ii) sizing and seating an autologous graft at an implant site.


Patent
ProChon Biotech | Date: 2014-11-19

A method of treating an individual (i) having abnormal bone; or (ii) afflicted with a disease or disorder related to normal or abnormal FGF receptors or a skeletal disorder; or (iii) having dysplasic bone. The method includes administering to the individual a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF-9) variant comprising at least one amino acid substitution in the beta 8-beta 9 loop, wherein said FGF-9 variant incorporates one of the amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO: 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17.


Patent
ProChon Biotech | Date: 2013-07-30

A method of treating an individual (i) having abnormal bone; or (ii) afflicted with a disease or disorder related to normal or abnormal FGF receptors or a skeletal disorder; or (iii) having dysplasic bone. The method includes administering to the individual a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF-9) variant comprising at least one amino acid substitution in the beta 8-beta 9 loop, wherein said FGF-9 variant incorporates one of the amino acid sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO: 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 or 17.


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