Second-generation technology has multiple applications in soft tissue repair
Brookhaven Science Associates, the company that manages the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Biosurface Engineering Technologies, Inc. (BioSET) of Rockville, Maryland, have been issued a U.S. patent for an improved second-generation technology for designing synthetic peptides that are important for tissue regeneration. These bioactive peptides are designed to communicate growth signals to cells of damaged tissue in order to foster efficient, rapid healing.
BioSET has an exclusive license for producing these peptides, which hold promise for improving the body's healing response in numerous applications of tissue repair. Developed at Brookhaven Lab, these synthetic peptides, known as growth factor analogs, are easier to produce than natural growth factors or growth factors derived from recombinant techniques.
Tom Rouech-, BioSET's president, said, "This newly patented technology builds upon our core method for making synthetic biomimedic peptides that we developed with Brookhaven Lab scientists almost a decade ago. We can now make peptides in higher yields, with more purity, and more cost-effectively than we had done previously."