Biocompatible albumin lamina and method
The present invention provides a denatured albumin lamina, useful for repairing lesions on solid visceral organs. The lamina comprises human serum albumin, formed into a thin, pliant sheet and denatured. The denatured lamina can be sterilized and stored until used. As well, it can be impregnated with a variety of bioagents. A method for repairing a lesion on a solid visceral organ includes applying an energy-absorbing proteinaceous material to a lesion site on the solid visceral organ lesion; irradiating the proteinaceous material with energy sufficient to fuse the energy-absorbing material at least partially to the lesion site; applying a biocompatible denatured albumin lamina onto the proteinaceous material on the lesion site; and irradiating the biocompatible albumin lamina and the proteinaceous material with energy sufficient to fuse the biocompatible albumin lamina to the proteinaceous material and/or the lesion site. A laser solder can be deployed beneath the lamina to aid in welding it to the organ surface using laser light energy.
Providence Health System-Oregon (Seattle, WA)
Wadia, Yasmin and Prahl, Scott Alan, "Biocompatible albumin lamina and method" (2000). Technology Transfer - Patents. 1.