Scar Appearance Minimizing Device
The Scar Appearance Minimizing Device is a disposable device to be used twice a day once scar sutures have been removed. The device generates a set tension force on the scar which reduces the release of TGF-ß1, a promoter of the development of collagen. As such, the device minimizes the scar appearance.
Field of Use
Surgically induced scars (C-section, thoracic surgery scar, abdominoplasty scar, breast reduction, …) and accident-induced scars.
Clinical abdominoplasty model: Initiated in April 2015.
Data Supporting the Technology
Preclinical mice scar model completed.
Not yet partnered.
Patent pending, the Scar Appearance Minimizing Device is in National phases in North America, Europe and Brazil.
Lead inventors are: Dr Jonathan Kanevsky, Dr Mirko Gilardino, Pr. Satya Prakash of McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Class I device
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