Non-healing wounds leads to large suffering and are an enormous burden to the healthcare system. In a typical hospital setting, 25-40 percent of all beds are occupied by patients with wounds, and more than half of the health care resources in the outpatient setting are spent on wound treatment. The HEALiX project brings together clinical and industrial wound care experts and leading academic researchers to address this medical and societal problem.
The aim of the project is to develop a new generation of advanced but affordable multifunctional wound dressing materials that will give clinicians new and better means to go beyond wound management and instead focus on wound healing. The project will develop and evaluate advanced nanocellulose-based materials for moist wound healing and novel strategies to combine these materials with robust embedded diagnostic capabilities to facilitate treatment optimization.
Contact: Johan Junker