Scientists from the [removed]Hohenstein Institute[/removed], Elon, NC, in partnership with Germany’s Society for the Promotion of Medical, Biological and Environmental Technologies, have developed a method to coat individual cellulose fibers with inert silicon (SiO2) and then to bind active ingredients to the silicon coating. When incorporated into a wound compress and applied, the moisture from the wound activates release of the medicine continually and directly into the wound site.
The technology, called Nanosol, can be adapted for different types of medicines to ensure appropriate release rates and shelf life. Currently the Nanosol technology has been applied to deliver antibiotics to prevent infection, proteins to promote healing, and vitamins to encourage skin regeneration. Additional therapeutic applications are in development.
[Source: Orginal Press Release]