The Company holds exclusive intellectual property related to the prevention of surgical adhesions. Surgical adhesions are a major complication in a high proportion of common surgical procedures that cause pain, organ dysfunction, infertility, and death in millions of patients worldwide.
The following surgeons have joined ARC's Clinical Advisory Board: - Dr. Rudy De Wilde, PhD, ScD, MD.Dr. De Wilde is the Director of Ob/Gyn at Pius Hospital in Germany and a key opinion leader and principal investigator of adhesion clinical studies.- Dr. Brian Kwon, MD, FRCSC, PhD.Dr. Kwon is a surgeon-scientist who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics (UBC), the Associate Director, Clinical Research, for ICORD and the Associate Scientific Director of the Rick Hansen Institute. - Dr. Jian (James) Ye, MD, MSc, FRCSC. Dr. Ye is a cardiovascular surgeon, director of Clinical Research at St. Paul's Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Surgery at UBC.
ARC successfully developed an animal spine (laminectomy) surgical adhesion model and showed compelling efficacy of fucoidan in preventing the formation of spinal adhesions in the spine model.
Fucoidan significantly reduced the formation of cardiac adhesions in an animal cardiac model.