SAN DIEGO, March 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Senté, Inc., a privately held cosmeceutical company engaged in the development of innovative and targeted medical skincare products based on glycoproteins, today announced that the company has entered into a strategic contract with Scripps Health, a $2.6 billion private nonprofit health system in San Diego, California. Under this contract, Scripps Health will sell and distribute Senté Dermal Repair Cream to patients in Scripps locations throughout Southern California.
"As a Scripps physician, it is my goal to provide patients with high-quality outcomes through a variety of treatment options," said Edward Ross, M.D., director of Scripps Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Center. "Recent studies have validated the importance of heparan sulfate in repairing skin conditions related to UV exposure and aging – I am pleased to offer this treatment option to my patients."
Scripps treats nearly 500,000 patients annually through the dedication of more than 2,600 affiliated physicians and nearly 13,500 employees across five hospital campuses, an ambulatory care network of clinics, physician offices, outpatient centers and home health care services.
Senté Dermal Repair Cream is a physician dispensed dermatological product that features a proprietary formulation of the active ingredient heparan sulfate (HS). Senté Dermal Repair Cream helps the body replenish the essential skin building blocks that are lost with aging and UV exposure. There is a huge body of scientific evidence on the profound role of Heparan Sulfate in skin functions (for a comprehensive review see Sarrazin et al., 2011, Cold Spring Harb Perspect Bio doi:10.1101)
HS is the most biologically active of the glycoproteins that reside naturally in human skin, and is responsible for regulating a wide variety of biological activities within the body. The biologically active glycoproteins used in Senté Dermal Repair Cream help promote cell renewal, facilitate new collagen development, increase skin hydration, gradually lighten the appearance of pigmented lesions and soothe irritated skin.
"We at Senté are excited to be affiliated with such a prominent and leading health system," said Faheem Hasnain, Chairman of the Board of Senté, Inc. "Scripps' extensive physician network, track record and impressive reputation, provides an ideal place for Senté to offer its science-based skincare products to patients."
About Senté, Inc.
Senté, Inc. is a privately held cosmeceutical company engaged in the development of innovative and targeted medical skincare products based on glycoproteins. The company recently launched its first physician dispensed dermatological product, Senté Dermal Repair Cream, which is the only cosmeceutical product utilizing heparan sulfate on the market today. Senté, Inc. is committed to delivering novel products for a variety of dermatological concerns. Founded in 2007 and based in San Diego, California, more information on the company can be found at http://www.sentelabs.com.
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About Scripps Health
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2.6 billion nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 13,500 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of physician offices and 24 outpatient centers and clinics.
Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine, wireless health care and graduate medical education. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges and is recognized by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) for having one of the top teaching hospitals in the nation. Scripps is also the region's only cardiovascular program recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the country. Scripps has been consistently recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.
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CONTACT: Media Contact: Sente, Inc. Aaron Hasnain T (760) 753-5400 email@example.com