Custom Clotting Particles Could Help Heal Chronic Wounds

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New technology could transform the way doctors treat chronic wounds, which affect more than 6 million people in the U.S. each year. Chronic wounds, such as diabetic ulcers or deep-tissue burns, are wounds that heal slowly or not at all and are thus prone to infection. These infections can lead to severe consequences, including amputation or even death.

Inventors in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, with support from the Office of Research Commercialization, are patenting technology that could help heal chronic wounds faster and more effectively.

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