National University of Medical Sciences research on Pakistan’s first-ever healing bandage will quicken the healing process of various kinds of wounds of the injured people.
How does a Healing Bandage works?
Healing Bandage can take up to 5 to 12 hours to speed up the wound-healing process. The testing of the bandage on human subjects will take place at Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU).
This research project will lead to the development and commercialization of a skin wound healing platform within two years.
Dr. Hussain Mustatab Wahedi, a Ph.D. from South Korea in “Regenerative Medicine” worked on a 10 million rupees research project. HEC awarded him the aforementioned project after reviewing his submitted proposal to produce an innovative Healing Bandage. It will be a step forward to provide solace to the people.
Dr. Hussain’s research project will be another step in NUMS’s enduring efforts for the commercialization of this technology for the pharmaceutical industry and establishing links between academia and the industry.
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Healing Bandage clinical trials:
Hussain will develop the scaffold with the help of his co-investigator, Dr. Adnan Haider from the NUMS Department of Biological Sciences. He will test the bandage on human subjects in collaboration with RMU with the help of Dr. Ammad Fahim from the NUMS Clinical Trial Unit.
Meanwhile, the researcher has already been offered assistance from associates in the pharmaceutical industry, who have pledged to extend their financial backing to NUMS research projects
The NUMS Vice-Chancellor, said, “The NUMS Department of Biological Sciences is awarded by many Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Science Foundation(PSF) research programs which assists the institute to move forward towards achieving the university’s vision of understanding and enhancing life quality.”
“The safety of all the substances used in the making of the bandage, ease of use while promoting wound healing, will not only make this scaffold the best wound care product in the market in coming years but will also serve as a pioneering approach for the development of similar products using various combinations of compounds and polymers,” said Dr. Hussain.