Optimization of Drug-eluting Bio-absorbable Scaffolds for Body Piercing Applications

Nearly 20% of all piercings lead to local infection, and therefore, it is imperative to develop alternative and commercially-viable methods of piercing aftercare to prevent infection. The general objective of the proposed project is to optimize the design of drug-eluting bio-absorbable scaffolds for human and animal tissue piercing applications with a focus on multiple drug release properties. The required concentration of drugs to be embedded within the scaffold will be determined based on the drug release profile and degradation rate (in-vitro).

Emad Naseri
Faculty Supervisor: 
Ali Ahmadi;Christopher Cartmell
Prince Edward Island
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