Tuesday, April 27, 2004

'Living Bandages'

Living bandages


Ravlik writes to mention this article - Living Bandages

This is pretty interesting piece of medical technology. The article doesn't actually explain how it works, but the British took self-healing wound dressing one step above the Americans. Pity that this technology will not make it to the states any time soon, if ever, and has very little incentive of being actually developed here. Start-up companies with good ideas such as this one can't survive the ten year process necessary for the FDA approval.


I think he is right in general, but in this case this is the same technology/science as Pentagon has identified as part of its warrior of the future program. With billions of dollars allocated to research in areas of accelerated wound healing, we can hope that these types of applications will get some of the funding. And we all would benefit.

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