Patent Number: 8,492,339

Title: Angiogenesis promoted by caged growth factors

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to controlling the release of growth factors for the promotion of angiogenesis. The growth factors or a polymer matrix are modified by photoactive compounds, such that the growth factors are not released into an active form until they are irradiated with light. The disclosure also relates to tissue engineering scaffolds comprising one or more polymers and at least two growth factors.

Inventors: Miller; Seth Adrian (Englewood, CO)

Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC

International Classification: A61K 38/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-07-23 0:00:00