Session of the Center for Innovation and High Technology
On 15 February 2019, the Center for Innovation and High Technology discussed Professor Ramaz Katsarava’s report: “Pseudoproteins – new family of biodegradable polymers and their practical application”. Such polymers are now becoming more widespread in medicine for the creation of medicinal substances and drug suppliers, which led to the existence of a multi-billion global market.
One of the most widely used biodegradable polymers is the natural source of protein -collagen. The materials made from it during the decomposition extract α-amino acids necessary for creating new cells and thereby promote tissue regeneration. Synthetic biodegradable polymers of new generation on the basis of α-amino acids have been developed at the Georgian Agrarian University. A wide family of biodegradable polymers of different class called pseudoproteins has been synthesized. These pseudoproteins are prospective in all areas where collagen is used.
Pseudoproteins have been patented by the USA 9, Canada 1 and China 1, 7 PCT patent applications are filed 7 PCT. A pseudoprotein-coated vascular stent is used in European clinics.