Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Nanotechnology Patent: Material and Method for Promoting Tissue Growth U.S. Patent 7,833,283

Brown University Professors Thomas J. Webster and Karen M. Haberstroh were issued a patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,833,283) entitled “Material and Method for Promoting Tissue Growth” which describes a process to implement nanoscale surface features on polymers commonly used in regenerative medicine to increase the growth of numerous tissues. The patent describes how any polymer can be transformed to have surface features which mimic those of natural tissues to promote cell functions. It is currently being licensed to Nanovis, Inc. (