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Surface modulation of wounds: heal by inhalants!Novel drug-based treatment for excessive scars and chronic wounds. (SUMOWO)
Start date: May 1, 2016, End date: Jul 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The innovative concept of the ERC Starting Grant project “Keratinocytes and Matrix metalloproteinases: driving force of skin wound contraction?” was to use inhalants for skin wounds and it proved to be excellent and functional. Surface Modulation of Wounds (SUMOWO) with these anti-inflammatory, pro-migratory and anti-fibrotic compounds will be beneficial for chronic wound healing and reduce excessive scarring. This novel drug-based treatment strategy marks a novel era of wound care. A clinical phase 1 study on healthy volunteers is planned to show the product’s safety and tolerability for skin use – the first step towards clinical application. The goal of SUMOWO is to deliver clinical proof of concept, to provide a thorough market analysis with contact to key-players, to secure our intellectual property rights on an international platform, to accelerate commercial exploitation and ultimately, to restore patients’ life quality.
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