05324775 is referenced by 283 patents and cites 51 patents.

Pharmaceutically acceptable, non-immunogenic compositions are formed by covalently binding biologically inactive, natural, biocompatible polymer to pharmaceutically pure, synthetic, hydrophilic polymers via specific types of chemical bonds to provide biocompatible conjugates. The synthetic hydrophilic polymer may be polyethylene glycol and derivatives thereof having a weight average molecular weight over a range of from about 100 to about 20,000. The compositions may include other components such as liquid, pharmaceutically acceptable, carriers to form injectable formulations, and/or biologically active proteins such as growth factors. The conjugates of the invention generally contain large amounts of water when formed. The conjugates can be dehydrated to form a relatively solid object. The dehydrated, solid object can be ground into particles which can be suspended in a non-aqueous fluid such as an oil and injected into a living (preferably human) being for the purpose of providing soft tissue augmentation. Once in place, the particles rehydrate and expand in size five fold or more.

Title
Biologically inert, biocompatible-polymer conjugates
Application Number
274071
Publication Number
5324775
Application Date
July 2, 1992
Publication Date
June 28, 1994
Inventor
Hanne Bentz
Newark
CA, US
Frank DeLustro
Belmont
CA, US
Louis Fries
Los Altos
CA, US
Ramon A Burns Jr
Fremont
CA, US
Alan S Michaels
Boston
MA, US
Donald G Wallace
Menlo Park
CA, US
Woonza Rhee
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Karl Bozicevic
Assignee
Collagen Corporation
CA, US
IPC
C08G 63/40
C08G 63/91
C08G 63/48
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