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April 28th, 2011

Videos of the week: Successful wound healing with borate glass nanofibers

Published on April 28th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

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As reported on in the just-published May issue of the Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society, the Mo-Sci Corporation recently announced its development of a novel and inexpensive wound care pad — composed of borate glass nanofibers — that helped speed the healing of venous stasis ulcers in a majority of patients enrolled in a small human clinical test group of adult diabetics.

The tests were supervised by the internal review board of the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. Each of the 13 patients in the trial suffered from hard-to-heal lower leg wounds. Some patients had wounds that had failed to heal for more than two years.

Care for the patients in the study was delivered by a specialized wound-care nurse, supervised by a PCRMC physician. One patient dropped out in the early stages of the trial. Of the remaining 12, eight have had their wounds heal with little or no scarring. The wounds of the remaining four patients are nearly healed.

The  wound-care pads, named ‘DermaFuse’ by Mo-Sci, will soon be tested at the Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In the first video interview, conducted in March 2011, Ted Day and Steve Jung discuss the trials and the glass fiber material used in the DermaFuse pads. Jung, along with veteran glass researcher Delbert Day (Ted’s father), developed the glass fibers while doing research at the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.

In the second video, Peggy Taylor, a nurse who specializes in wound care and who provided the treatment in the DermaFuse clinical trials, discusses the history of the trials, the patients and her use of the the glass fiber pads.

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8 Responses to Videos of the week: Successful wound healing with borate glass nanofibers

  1. jo-ann lloyd says:

    i am in servere pain with a leg ulcer that i have had for over 3yrs it’s extreamly painful and i have reached a point were i can’t take anymore, all i want is for it to heal and the pain to stop……
    i really don’t now what to do everytime it looks like it’s going to heal it get’s worse and now it’s getting bigger.what started out the size of 10p coin is now the size of a tea coaster i don’t now how much i can take please can you give me some guidence thanx

  2. Peter Fenton says:

    Sir i will be going to Eygpt next year has this prosses been used in the equine world i look forward to your reply.Kind regards Peter.

  3. Hakan Pulsever says:

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    We will be your,”dermafuse” exlusive distribitor in Turkey.

    Sorry to my english


  4. Karen Brinkley says:

    I have just recently gotten a venous statis ulcer to heal that I have had for 4 years. Ironically I am from Rolla. MO and in 2009 was a patient at Phelps County Regional Medical Center and Mrs. Taylor was my wound nurse but at that time I’m assuming this wasn’t developed yet, so for my time in the hospital was spent on a wound vac but the wound was so painful that it couldn’t be turned up high enough to really do any good, plus I also had MRSA. I was almost to the point of saying amputate because of the pain but slowly but surely using other methods it is healed and I hope stays healed but at least now I know that help may just literally be around the corner if it happens again. I had one on each leg with one being much worse and taking longer to heal. Mine were not from diabetes but from having extreme blood clots and my circulation being so poor. I am so happy to hear this new development for myself if it is ever needed again and for anyone else that may have to go through this painful ordeal. 4 years is a long time to be in pain. If there is any studies I could help in I would be more than happy to. Just contact me by email and I may give Peggy Taylor a call in the next couple of days. God bless you all for coming up with this.

  5. Hasmukh Jain says:

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  6. Peter Wray says:

    Yes, it can be left in place. It appears to be absorbed or breaks down. Nurse Taylor says that sometimes she sees residue that looks like small grains of sand that she flush from the wound, however she says that she was better off leaving it in place because she believed that it appeared to be starting to be anchored into new tissue. Sometimes she would repack the wound with new fibers, but eventually all of the glass fibers disappear. She describes more of the process in the online magazine article that is linked to in the story.

  7. Destinee Eakle says:

    Would like more information please. You talk about leaving it in place- for how long? Do fibers stay in the wound?

    Thank you,

    Destinee Eakle BSN, RN , CWOCN Director of Wound Care UK Healthcare

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