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Research and Development of a Novel Treatment for Hypertrophic Scarring and Keloids

  • Project Leaders: Alistair Duncan, Beth Allison, Taryn Boivin
  • Institutions: viDA Therapeutics Inc
  • Budget: $1009943
  • Program/Competition: Strategic Opportunities Fund for Industry
  • Genome Centre(s): Genome British Columbia
  • Status: Closed

Hypertrophic scar formation arising from burn injuries, traumatic injuries, and surgical procedures is a major clinical problem in the developing and industrialized worlds. The cost of treatment is estimated to be $4B annually in the US alone and there is no cost effective, broadly efficacious, commercial treatment available.

This project at viDA Therapeutics supported pre-clinical development of V2248, a small molecule drug treatment of hypertrophic scarring and keloids. The project validated a model of hypertrophic scarring that can be used to test the efficacy of new therapies.