CollPlant Biotechnologies (Nasdaq: CLGN), a regenerative and aesthetics medicine company developing innovative technologies and products based on its non-animal-derived collagen for tissue regeneration and organ manufacturing, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent that covers CollPlant’s photocurable dermal filler product candidate, being developed for the aesthetics market.

U.S. Patent No. 11,801,329 is directed, among other things, to a method of filling tissue space under the epidermis by introducing a polymerizable filler solution into the tissue space and applying external light to induce in-situ polymerization. This newly issued patent is related to CollPlant’s photocuring technology and serves as the basis of its photocurable dermal filler product pipeline currently under development. The polymerizable solution injected into the tissue space is comprised of a chemically modified recombinant human collagen (rhCollagen) and other constituents such as hyaluronic acid.

“This patent represents an integral part of the Company’s strategy to expand the uses for its novel, rhCollagen technology into new, high-value markets. The U.S. is one of CollPlant’s strategic target markets, and we see the strengthening of our intellectual property in this territory as a significant achievement,” Yehiel Tal, CollPlant’s Chief Executive Officer, commented.

“In addition to its superior skin lifting capacity, the photocurable filler is designed to enable tissue regeneration and tissue contouring ability. This issued patent expiring in 2039 provides coverage for a regenerative photocurable dermal filler with contouring capabilities and we believe this will strengthen our position in the market for many years to come,” he added.

Source: Company Press Release