Inventor Dr. Lois Chandler, PhD Presents Excellagen® Clinical Trial Data Demonstrating Rapid Healing of Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers
MIRAMAR, FL, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCQB:GNBT) (http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/GNBT/quote) is pleased to announce that the company’s subsidiary Olaregen Therapeutix participated as a sponsor of the prestigious Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference in Washington, DC as part of its continued commitment to Wound Care Education. The Conference was attended by 600 influential experts and healthcare providers involved in the research and management of wounds, with specific emphasis on diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Olaregen hosted an exhibit to present information on its now commercial wound care product, Excellagen®, formulated fibrillar collagen (2.6%) wound conforming matrix, indicated for the management of several wound types, significant among them, DFUs.
Lois Chandler, PhD, the inventor of Excellagen®, presented Wound Conforming Matrix (WCM) Promotes Rapid Healing of Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers: Subset Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trial at the Conference’s formal poster presentations. The findings of the Subset Analysis revealed that a single application of Excellagen induced rapid acceleration within the first week with a 208% relative improvement in healing rate over Standard of Care (SOC). By week two, 35% of Excellagen treated patients achieved ≥ 75% wound area reduction vs. 8% in the (SOC) arm reflecting a 338% relative improvement.
Over 23 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM), and an estimated 7 million are undiagnosed, together representing more than 9% of the total U.S. population. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are a common complication of DM, affecting 19% to 34% of patients during their lifetime, and are associated with significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Greater than 50% of DFUs become infected, and more than 80% of amputations in patients with DM are reported to be preceded by a DFU. DFU is a leading cause of DM-related hospitalizations and amputations, with a well-established all comers 5-year mortality rate after a major lower limb amputation of 50%, worse than many common types of cancer. The financial burden of DFU on public and private payers accounts for approximately one-third of the total cost of diabetic care and is estimated to range from $9-13 billion.
“We were extremely pleased with the enthusiastic reception we received at the Conference,” said Anthony Dolisi, Chief Executive Officer of Olaregen and Chief Commercial Officer of Generex. “Excellagen’s demonstrated effect on accelerated healing rates means that the potential for infection and complications associated with DFUs can be mitigated. Along with our value-based pricing, we are highly confident Excellagen will capture its place in an unsatisfied market.”
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About Olaregen Therapeutics
Olaregen Therapeutix, Inc. is a regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of products that fill unmet needs in the current wound care market. The company aims to provide advanced healing solutions that substantially improve medical outcomes while lowering the overall cost of care. Olaregen’s first product introduction, Excellagen (flowable dermal matrix) is a topically applied product for dermal wounds and other indications. Excellagen is a FDA 510K cleared device for a broad array of dermal wounds, including partial and full thickness wounds, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, chronic vascular ulcers, tunneled/undermined wounds, surgical wounds (donor sites/ grafts, post-Mohs surgery, post-laser surgery, podiatric, wound dehiscence), trauma wounds (abrasions, lacerations, second-degree burns and skin tears) and draining wounds, enabling Olaregen to market Excellagen in multiple vertical markets. Additionally, Excellagen can serve as an Enabling Delivery Platform for pluripotent stem cells, antimicrobial agents, small molecule drugs, DNA-Based Biologics, conditioned cell media and peptides. Olaregen’s initial focus will be in advanced wound care including diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), venous leg ulcers and pressure ulcers. Future products focusing on innovative therapies in bone and joint regeneration comprise the current pipeline. The company’s mission is to become a significant force in regenerative medicine and advance the science of healing.
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