Science fiction and folk medicine inspire novel wound dressings
from Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine via Medical Xpress
A relatively inexpensive egg-based formula and a Star Trek-like plasma patch can accelerate healing of serious and chronic wounds, which affect millions of Europeans every year. According to trade association MedTech Europe, around 4 million people in the EU develop nonhealing wounds each year. These are most commonly bedsores or diabetic ulcers, and the problem is likely to become worse as lower birth rates and higher life expectancy means the European population is getting older.
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