“We are excited about this Phase I SBIR award from NIH, as it highlights the significance of the technology we are developing due to the rigorous and highly competitive NIH selection process,” stated Alan West, Carmell’s president and chief executive officer. “By using our plasma-based materials to deliver an antimicrobial, we can potentially provide a product with three key clinical benefits: a jump start of healing from natural regenerative factors, a controlled delivery of the antimicrobial drug, and cellular protection from the delivery of high doses of a drug directly to the site of the injury. Additionally, our plasma-based materials appear to recruit the body's own immune system to the injury as the materials degrade, making the body more effective in removing infectious bacteria. The unique ability of our plasma-based materials to safely promote healing has been shown in animal studies and now in a first-in-man study we are in the process of completing.”
About Carmell Therapeutics Corp.:
Carmell Therapeutics develops novel products manufactured from blood plasma containing a concentration of natural growth and regenerative factors that accelerate the repair of injured tissues. Representing an exciting new paradigm in tissue repair, these natural wound healing products incorporate platelet and plasma-derived growth factors, and initial testing has shown that the materials encourage the healing of both soft and hard (bone) tissues as well as naturally reducing infections. Carmell is focused on developing products to treat musculoskeletal injuries, offering accelerated healing and better clinical outcomes.