Our podiatrists are supporting us in a systematic study of the wound healing characteristics in chronic foot ulcers and to relate the efficacy of treatments to the use of specific wound dressing.
This study has been enabling us to develop new biomaterials for wound dressings, some of them currently under pre-clinical study and CE mark evaluation stage. At the same time, the clinical data is informing the identification of tissue protective cytokines and the development of their synthetic analogues as future therapeutic agents. The clinical observations are also leading the development of in-vitro models of wound healing that aim to reduce the use of animal models both for research purposes and in the development of new products.
does this occlude the transcutaneous oxygen saturation readings in healthy individuals using the Moor VMS-OXY machine?
Project to develop new interventions for the management and treatment of dermal ulcers and related skin conditions
Project to elucidate how the application of a wound dressing alters the already present bacteria/fungi of healthy skin