Collagenase clostridium histolyticum
Collagenase clostridium histolyticum is an enzyme produced by the bacterium Clostridium histolyticum that dismantles collagen. It is used as a powder-and-solvent injection kit for the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture, a condition where the fingers bend towards the palm and cannot be fully straightened, and Peyronie’s disease, a connective tissue disorder involving the growth of fibrous plaques in the soft tissue of the penis. BioSpecifics Technologies developed the preparation, which is manufactured and marketed by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals as Xiaflex in the US and by Sobi as Xiapex in Europe.
|Trivial name||Collagenase clostridium histolyticum|
|Alternative Name(s)||Collagenase clostridium histolyticum|
|Research Area||Enzymatic degradation of macromolecules|
|Additional Information||Used to promote debridement of necrotic tissue in the treatment of severe burns and dermal ulcers including decubitus ulcers.|