Wound healing

Non-healing chronic wounds are a major medical problem

Millions of people around the globe suffer from wounds that do not heal. This can comprise complicated diabetic ulcers or wounds caused by burns. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as academic institutions are all working on new treatments to address this group of patients.

Spiber as a material for promoting wound healing

Many centuries ago in the Roman Empire, spider webs were used to promote wound healing. We envisage Spiber working in a similar way, closing wounds and protecting growing tissue. Our material can be developed both as a stand-alone 'sheet' and as a scaffold for cells and/or  chemical compounds that promote wound healing.