Nanotextiles for biomedical applications
Problem: Chronic surface wound infections such as venous or diabetic ulcers are a very common disease affecting 1-2% of the population with a marked increase in the incidence of seniors with diabetes and circulatory problems
Solution: We are developing nanofibrous materials suitable for large-volume commercial production of covers of difficult-to-surface surface wounds based on photocrosslinked nanofibres made from natural polymer of chitosan. We develop technology to modify these stabilized nanofibres with antimicrobial and healing agents to achieve maximum effect and controlled, gradual release of active molecules. Thanks to the stabilization of nanofibres with photoinitiated crosslinking (PV 2016-688), the durability of their structure in an aqueous environment is guaranteed for tens of hours.