Nano Ebers: Effective Honey Chitosan Nanofiber Antimicrobial Wound Dressing
The American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, Egypt
â€œNano Ebersâ€ wound dressing are electrospun nanofibers made from unusually high concentrations of honey (>50%) and chitosan. Nano Ebers, which can be further optimized to contain additional natural antimicrobials and wound healing materials, exhibit favorable higher antimicrobial and wound healing properties compared to commercial dressings.
Primary Application Area: Medical Devices
Technology Development Status: Concept
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: “Nano Ebers” are the first nanofiber based wound dressing to contain very high honey concentration. Compared to current products, “Nano Ebers” dressings have enhanced antimicrobial and exudate management effects with no or minimal side effects at an estimated one half of the cost of current advanced wound dressings.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 641
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Angel, Friends, Family, Personal Savings
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners