Prevascar in African Continental Group Scarring

2014-08-27 03:13:59 | BioPortfolio


There is considerable variation in scarring, within and between people, and between different ethnic groups. Individuals with more pigmented skin are more prone to severe scarring than those traditionally termed white. Prevascar is being developed by Renovo for use as a potential treatment for reducing scarring.

Renovo's histological analysis of wounds and scars in human non drug studies demonstrates an increase in wound and scar width in subjects of African Caribbean ancestry over a 12 month period.

It is hypothesised that IL-10 may be a potentially beneficial therapy for the reduction of scarring in Non Caucasians of African-Caribbean ancestry.

This Renovo clinical trial will be carried out primarily to establish the effects of four doses of Prevascar on 1cm incisional and excisional scars in subjects of African Continental Group ancestry, as compared to placebo, and to further investigate the safety and tolerance of intradermally injected Prevascar in wounds.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment




Prevascar 5ng, Prevascar 25ng, Prevascar 100ng, Prevascar 250ng


Renovo Clinical Trials Unit
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
M13 9XX





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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:59-0400

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A complete separation or tear in the wall of the UTERUS with or without expulsion of the FETUS. It may be due to injuries, multiple pregnancies, large fetus, previous scarring, or obstruction.

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A form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers which elicit potent inflammatory responses in the parenchyma of the lung. The disease is characterized by interstitial fibrosis of the lung, varying from scattered sites to extensive scarring of the alveolar interstitium.

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