Development of a novel stem cell-seeded extracellular matrix for treatment of chronic wounds

The bedsore or pressure ulcer is a serious health problem that affects many individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). These ulcers mostly develop on skin that covers bony prominences of the body, such as the hips and tailbone. Pressure ulcers are often very difficult to treat and not only negatively affect patients’ health, but also have profound impact on their quality of life. This speaks to the need for finding more effective treatment methods to address this problem. Our aim in this research project is to find a novel method to improve the healing of pressure ulcers. We specifically plan to develop a novel method to fabricate a liquid skin substitute. This liquid skin can then be applied to the wound site to cast inside the wound bed and fill the ulcer pockets similar to patching a pothole with liquid concrete. TO BE CONT'D

Intern: 
Ali Farrokhi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Reza Baradar Jalili
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British Columbia
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