Patent Number: 6,165,514

Title: Methods of enhancing repair, healing and augmentation of tissues and organs

Abstract: Tissue and organ repair, healing and augmentation are enhanced by administering pharmaceutically acceptable group IIIa element-containing compounds in amounts sufficient to provide therapeutic levels of the elements. Group IIIa element-containing compounds mimic the beneficial biological effects of endogenous growth factors to induce cells responsible for repair, healing and augmentation of tissues and organs. Group IIIa element-containing compounds are suitable for a variety of applications such as wound healing, bone fracture repair, treatment of dermatologic conditions and successful bonding of implanted tissue grafts and prostheses.

Inventors: Bockman; Richard (New York, NY), Guidon; Peter (Cranford, NJ)

Assignee: The Hospital for Special Surgery

International Classification: A61K 33/24 (20060101); A61K 38/40 (20060101); A61K 31/28 (20060101); A61K 9/70 (20060101); A61L 26/00 (20060101); A61K 009/50 (); A61K 033/24 (); A61K 031/28 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017