We anticipate that our collaboration with Xgene and the use of their proprietary human skin equivalent
technology will accelerate the development of our dermatology products," said Michael West, Ph.
Modex' first product, EpiDex(TM), is a human skin equivalent
derived from the adult stem and precursor cells found in the patient's own hair follicles ("hair to skin").
Apligraf is manufactured, living human skin equivalent
developed by Organogenesis for the treatment of wounds.
Stein said, "The third quarter of 1997 marks an important transition for Organogenesis -- with the Canadian launch of our lead product Apligraf(TM) manufactured Human Skin Equivalent
by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.
Lead product Apligraf(TM) (Graftskin) manufactured Human Skin Equivalent
is approved and marketed for the treatment of venous ulcers in Canada; its premarket approval application (PMA) is currently pending at the U.