What makes our materials unique is their ability to simultaneously provide structural support in wound beds while also behaving like a drug to promote healing. One of our most promising materials is a granular hydrogel called Microporous Annealed Particles (MAP). In fact, we dedicated a whole page to MAP Scaffolds because it’s such a rapidly growing technology.
There are currently no treatments to restore brain function after stroke.
of stroke survivors are chronically disabled
Wounds that can’t seem to heal are a major issue for compromised patients.
US patients suffer from chronic wounds
Treatments that require surgery introduce substantial risks that we want to bypass.
surgical operations in the US in 2010
Unlike tissue repair – where the body forms a scar – we aim for tissue regeneration.
billion global scar treatment market
When tissue gets damaged, its overall function gets compromised. And since every tissue has an important job, the body tries to fix the situation as quickly as possible. But the quality of the fix can vary dramatically and sadly never reaches 100% in adults. This is because the normal healing process works toward tissue repair, where the body forms a scar to ‘patch-up’ the defect and get on with its life. However, with the right support system, scientists believe tissue regeneration is possible, where the body heals itself back to perfect working order.
We draw inspiration from the cellular mechanisms at play during natural wound healing to design our biomaterials. Read more