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METHOD FOR USING AN INTRA-ARTICULAR BACTERIAL CELLULOSE MEMBRANE ON THE DAMAGED SURFACE OF A KNEE CAP

Document type:Patente
Inventor(s): Ana Maria Minarelli Gaspar; Cassiano de Moura Abdalla; Sidney José Lima Ribeiro; Sybele Saska; Younès Messaddeq
Applicant: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP) ; Universidade de São Paulo (USP) ; Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP)
Deposit date: June 2012, 06
INPI register:
PCT/BR2012/000179
IPC: A61L 27/24 A61L 27/58 A61K 35/32 A61L 27/20 A61K 31/728 A61K 35/14 A61L 27/22 A61L 27/56 A61L 31/12 A61L 31/14
Abstract

The present invention discloses the use of the bacterial cellulose membrane in ligament, tendon and synovial capsule reconstructions according to the methods described in the technical description of the invention. Said material could be used in the reconstruction of ligaments and tendons (the knee cruciate ligaments, patellar ligament, Achilles tendon, quadriceps tendon, etc.) and the synovial capsule.


Grantee:Ana Maria Minarelli Gaspar
Principal Investigator:Ana Maria Minarelli Gaspar
Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Faculdade de Odontologia (FOAr)
Support Opportunities: Research Grants - Support for Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing (PAPI/Nuplitec)