Foamix Ltd. has been granted a patent from the United States Patent Office for its saccharide foam for wound healing. The company's patent, US Patent No. 7,645,803 titled "saccharide foamable compositions," covers unique foamable compositions comprised of saccharides such as monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides and honey.
Foamable compositions, as well as methods of treatment and of drug delivery using them are claimed in the patent. The saccharide foam is a topical formulation. In certain cases the saccharide concentration is high enough to make the composition hygroscopic, thereby enhancing its microbicidal effects. Various saccharides and honey are also known to have wound healing properties. Therefore, the saccharide compositions can be used in the treatment of wounds and burns, either alone or in combination with additional wound healing agents.