The Wound Healing Society (WHS) has recognized the innovative work of a team of Quick-Med Technologies, Inc., scientists with the Society’s prestigious Blue Ribbon Award. The award recognized the outstanding abstract entitled: “Absorbent Microbicidal Wound Dressing Material with Protease Inhibition Properties.” The abstract was sponsored by Quick-Med Technologies and the University of Florida at Gainesville.
The WHS offers the Blue Ribbon Industrial Research & Development Award to recognize the best product-oriented research performed by research and development scientists within the corporate world. This year, a total of 11 blue ribbons were awarded including 2 to teams from Quick-Med Technologies. Other participants at the Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC)/WHS event were prominent companies such as Johnson & Johnson Wound Management, 3M Healthcare, Kinetic Concepts, Inc., and Healthpoint, Ltd., as well as leading educational institutions such as the Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
“This marks the third blue ribbon received by the QMT Research Center in the past 3 years, and it represents recognition by our peers of the quality of work done by our research team”, said Dr. Gerald Olderman, Vice President of Research & Development for Quick-Med Technologies. “This work will ultimately form the basis of the development of unique wound dressing products that are targeted at reduced risk of infections and speedier healing.”
Experimental results demonstrate the capacity of a NIMBUS® wound dressing to not only deliver the strong antimicrobial efficacy but also to preferentially ionically bind proteases and sequester them within the wound dressing. This strategy permits the control of microbes and the suppression of protease activity without leaching any material into the wound bed, thus eliminating the associated interference with the wound-healing process.
Illustration: Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.
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Poster (2008 Wound Healing Society Meeting, #81, San Diego, CA, (04/24-27/2008))