Polymeric Compositions and Methods of Making and Using Thereof

Hydrogels are polymeric compositions, i.e. three-dimensional polymer networks that are capable of absorbing large amounts of water, and swell in water or aqueous fluids without dissolving. The wide variety of medical applications for polymeric compositions demonstrates the need for the development of different types of compositions with varying physical properties for use in various medical applications. It would also be desirable in some instances to have polymeric compositions that can be prepared or crosslinked in situ in a biological environment under mild conditions, or to have polymeric compositions that can change their elastic properties under certain conditions. The present invention meets these needs. The invention relates to compounds, compositions and methods for preparing and using such polymeric hydrogels.

*The polymeric compositions can be used for injectable drug delivery including vaginal microbicides, small molecule delivery, wound healing, bum injury healing, anti-thrombosis applications, tissue regeneration, etc.
*Other relevant applications include: tissue engineering, cell encapsulation therapies, topical dressings, hydrogel coating of implantable biomedical devices and artificial extracellular matrices, etc.

Stage of Development
A U.S. Provisional Patent Application (# 60/881,889) was filed on April 12, 2007.

Additional Info

Inventor(s): Patrick Kiser, Meredith Roberts

Type of Offer: Licensing

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