CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2013) - Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (
Dr. Ellis-Behnke was instrumental in discovering the hemostatic and other barrier properties of self-assembling peptides that could make future surgery and interventional care faster and safer through the development and proposed commercialization of the Company's flagship product candidate known as AC5™. The product is based on a self-assembling peptide solution that creates a physical, mechanical barrier, which could be applied to bleeding organs or wounds to seal leaking blood and other fluids.
Dr. Ellis-Behnke presented during a day-long special workshop, addressing nanotechnology transfer, which was part of a larger four-day conference, the 4th International Conference for Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems, which reviewed the current state-of-the-art in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and identifies challenging and rewarding research directions.
Ellis-Behnke talked about his discovery of new molecular medical devices and how they will change medicine and the entire healthcare system. "Controlling the healing process is critical for the recovery of any injury, especially burn trauma," Ellis-Behnke continues, "First a barrier must be created to stop bleeding. In a surgical setting, we've shown that we can stop bleeding in small and large animals in less than 15 seconds, in multiple tissues, as well as a variety of different wounds, using a self-assembling peptide that creates a barrier and incorporates it into the surrounding tissue to form an extracellular matrix. This is all achieved without clotting and we've found that it does not induce an immune response."
An added benefit of the nanomaterial is that it is optically transparent. "Placing it on a wound not only stops the bleeding quickly and creates a barrier; it also provides a clear view of the surgical field while operating through it."
"This technology will impact the operating room in a fundamental way through the reduction in procedure time, along with the ability to control the environment so operations can be performed in less than optimal conditions while maintaining surgical field integrity," said Ellis-Behnke. "The time to perform an operation could potentially be reduced by up to 50 percent."
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Terrence W. Norchi, MD.
Arch Therapeutics, Inc.