Published on August 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM
The bioactive synthetic hydrogel scaffold can be applied to wounds, not only providing physical support for the wound but also the ability to regenerate tissues with biochemical signals in the same way the body does naturally through its own regeneration scaffold.
“Diabetic foot ulcers are responsible for more hospitalisations than any other complication of diabetes, with current healing techniques including compression bandaging and topical creams not sufficient enough to completely heal the wound,” Mr McDougall said.
“This innovation has the ability to provide complete healing of ulcers and, in turn, will reduce the number of patients needing to be hospitalised.”
The Awards were established in 2007 and aim to identify new technologies, products or services arising from research at Curtin.
Prizes for this year totalled more than $40,000 in cash and in commercialisation services provided by the award’s sponsors.