Navigation Links
Wound treatment wins commercialization funds

A new treatment that could one day benefit burns victims, diabetes sufferers and the elderly by fast tracking the healing of chronic wounds has taken another step towards commercialization.

Research by Associate Professor Allison Cowin, from the Women's and Children's Health Research Institute and the University of Adelaide's Discipline of Surgery, has today received a $529,450 Development Grant from Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

NHMRC Development Grants provide funding for health and medical research projects, helping to progress research out of the laboratory and towards commercialization and application in the real world.

Associate Professor Cowin and her research team have developed antibodies to speed up the healing of chronic wounds, such as burns and ulcers.

They found that a specific protein known as Flightless I (Flii) restricts wound healing. The Adelaide researchers have been able to use antibodies to suppress the Flii protein, thereby promoting wound healing.

"Improving wound healing has the potential to benefit a large proportion of the community, particularly the aged, the obese and patients with diabetes, all of whom are at increased risk of developing chronic, non-healing ulcers," Associate Professor Cowin says.

"This new technology will also have applications for treating burn injuries and surgical wounds," she says.

"When a wound heals faster, the body is better protected against blood loss and infection. But in its haste to heal, the body also creates scar tissue that can cause chronic pain, deformity and disability.

"The medical need for improved wound healing will only expand as our population ages and the diabetic epidemic grows."

Associate Professor Cowin says further research into the treatment is needed and it could be as many as 10 years before such a treatment is available to the public.


Contact: Allison Cowin
University of Adelaide

Related medicine news :

1. Life-Saving News for Battlefield Soldiers & Wounded Civilians
2. LifeNet Health Establishes The Skin & Wound Allograft Institute
3. Operation Mend Offers New Hope for Wounded Warriors
4. PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Surgical Incision Wound Healing Results With the PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM)
5. Remarks by President Bush, Senator Bob Dole and Secretary Donna Shalala on Commission on Care for Americas Returning Wounded Warriors Report Implementation
6. Patients should ask surgeons about using honey to heal wounds
7. The USO and Help Wounded Troops Stay Connected to Their Families
8. Trends in Treatment of Americas Wounded Warriors
9. Report Release: Trends in Treatment of Americas Wounded Warriors
10. Innocoll Receives Intends to Grant Notices from the European Patent Office for Two European Patent Applications Related to Novel Wound Healing, Biosurgery and Drug Delivery Applications of its CollaRx(R) Technology
11. Randy Travis Participates in American Red Cross Holiday Card Program to Wounded Service Members
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in America", ... delves into an array of issues that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to providing ... this show is changing the subjects consumers focus on, one episode at a time. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... successful and prominent nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. They have overseen financial ... organizations, and helped advance the healthcare industry as a whole through their advocacy ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Patients at Serenity Point ... come together on Thanksgiving Day to share the things that they are most ... Serenity Point YouTube channel, patients displayed what they wrote on index cards, describing ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... The Catalent ... and the need to integrate dose form selection in early phase drug development. ... membership organization supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Pixel Film Studios brings ... with ProTrailer: Vintage. This newly styled ProTrailer pack comes with 30 all-new vintage-inspired ... font, giving users limitless opportunities to stylize and create designs quickly and easily, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... DUBLIN , Nov. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the "2016 ... by Test, Country Volume and Sales Segment ... Emerging Opportunities" report to their offering. ... the addition of the "2016 Global ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... --> --> ... immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced cancer.   ... with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced cancer.   ... with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced cancer.   ... immunotherapy can be efficiently combined with photodynamic therapy (PDT) ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... FRANCISCO , November 26, 2015 ... billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand ... Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) which demands kidney transplantation is expected ... and cost effective substitute for organ transplantation. --> ... billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: