FRAMINGHAM, MA - (Marketwired) - 05/10/16 - Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ARTH) ("Arch" or the "Company"), developer of the AC5 Surgical Hemostatic Device™ (AC5™) for use in controlling bleeding and fluid loss in order to provide faster and safer surgical and interventional care, received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for a broad composition of matter and method of use patent that covers solid forms of the Company's self-assembling technology.
The invention describes, among other things, a mesh that includes dehydrated or dried fibers of self-assembling peptides. The mesh may further incorporate additional therapeutic, prophylactic and/or diagnostic agents. The mesh can be used for controlling the movement of bodily substances including, for instance, blood, in order to provide hemostasis.
Many clinical scenarios can lead to undesirable loss of bodily fluids as a result of injury, disease or surgery. This invention would enable Arch to use a solid form of its self-assembling peptide technology to provide mechanical support and provide a barrier to bodily fluids.
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