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Patent Pick: Phase-shifting Formulas

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's invention relates to phase-shifting formulas for various medical and cosmetic applications.

Phase-shifting formulations
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/175899
Publication date: Nov. 19, 2015
Assignee: Ultrast, Inc.

According to these inventors, the composition disclosed herein is initially highly viscous, remaining in place when administered to a patient. Then it decreases in viscosity and liquefies, facilitating easy removal, after a specified period of time, such as after a change in temperature or other trigger; or after another component is added to cause liquefaction.

Such compositions have many different uses and may contain treatment agents or hold them in place, for example, to prevent or reduce scarring or adhesions after surgery by keeping raw areas of the tissue or tissue walls separated from each other during healing. They also may protect against wounds, burns and other injuries and hold tissue grafts in place.

Specific cosmetic uses may include protecting the scalp or facial skin during hair bleaching and coloring procedures; providing protection during tanning in the sun or tanning booths; promoting healing of the site of a fresh tattoo on the body; and maintaining contact with skin or hair for an extended period of time, such as with moisturizing or regenerative agents overnight.

The substance could also serve for offering an extended efficacy of insect repellents, allowing limited need for re-dosing and thereby reducing the overall exposure to the repellent.

 

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