New Delhi, August 7
An Indian scientist has developed a sophisticated dressing primarily based on agarose, a pure polymer derived from seaweed agar, for therapy of contaminated diabetic wounds and sufferers affected by continual wounds, the Division of Science and Know-how mentioned on Friday.
This indigenous dressing will permit cost-effective dressings for continual wound sufferers and also will pave the best way for enterprise incubation.
The biodegradable and non-immunogenic wound dressing has been developed from sustainable supply intervention by Vivek Verma from the Indian Institute of Know-how in Kanpur by including a number of additive molecules like iodine and citric acid, it mentioned.
It was supported by the Superior Manufacturing Applied sciences programme of the Division of Science & Know-how (DST), and is aligned with the ‘Make in India’ initiative. It has bagged a Nationwide patent and has been validated and examined in-vitro and in-vivo on rat mannequin, it mentioned.
The position of addition of a number of lively molecules like sericin, iodine, and citric acid to this novel wound dressing has been evaluated together with agar when it comes to their therapeutic and containment property on the subject of continual wounds, it mentioned.
The invention specifically offers agar dressing movies for the therapy of contaminated diabetic wounds. The dressing could also be used as a single layer, bilayer, or multi-layered hydrogel movies relying on the severity and kind of wound, the DST mentioned.
Agar is a gelatinous substance that’s extracted from seaweed and processed into flakes, powders and sheets.
The developed intervention is in third stage of the Know-how Readiness Degree. At current, the dressing has been examined on rat mannequin with a small-sized round wound of diameter 5 mm with single layer dressing integrated with just one lively ingredient.
The subsequent step could be to check its efficacy within the therapy of enormous wounds in massive animals like rabbits or pigs.
Verma is working in direction of incorporation of all of the lively brokers in single or multilayer association and optimising numerous parameters associated to it. The ultimate stage will embrace scientific trials, the assertion mentioned.
Following these steps, the expertise could be commercialised available in the market as single or all ingredient loaded uni/multilayer dressing materials, it mentioned.
In response to Verma, the superior wound dressing has potential to be transformed right into a business product for superior wound care, and it will possibly present an lively bandage for therapy and administration of continual wounds at aggressive value.
The superior wound dressing market in India is basically monopolised by overseas corporations. This indigenous dressing won’t solely permit cost-effective dressings for continual wound sufferers but in addition will pave the best way for enterprise incubation, it added. PTI