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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.,
Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New wound care technologies that detect early wound healing and manage wound healing mechanisms are finding favor with physicians that are trying to determine suitable treatment protocols. Wound care management received a thrust from cost-effective and efficient technologically advanced products and therapies. Some wound care advancements that gained traction recently include wound dressings that offer controlled release of enzymes and antimicrobial agents, and silver nanocomposites that exhibit protective barrier and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Other popular innovations in wound management include honey-based dressings with antimicrobial, wound cleansing, and pain-free debridement properties, as well as tissue engineering constructs to promote wound healing. Combination medical devices that help deliver targeted wound care therapy to ensure safe and timely closure of wounds are also in demand.
Wound care specialists and podiatrists as well as general, vascular and orthopedic surgeons prefer cost-effective wound care solutions, while chronic wound patients and their caregivers seek faster and long-lasting wound healing solutions. Reacting to customer demand, manufacturers are adopting best practices to design wound dressings that provide tight control over the dressing's adsorption and fluid handling properties.
There is a surge in the number of wound healing technology platforms awaiting commercialization and multiple start-up firms and spin-offs from academia are working on procuring funds and partnerships for commercialization. Both Tier 1 and emerging companies are engaged in intense R&D to develop dressings that accelerate healing.