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There are currently no effective pharmacological treatments to prevent scarring following trauma or surgery. Renovo, a spin-off from the University of Manchester, was set up two years ago with this market in mind. Renovo has two anti-scarring compounds in clinical trials, based on Transforming Growth Factor Beta 3, which appears to promote healing without scarring in embryos, and an antagonist of Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 and Beta 2, growth factors which appear to be associated with scarring in adults.

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