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Nano for Bedsore Treatment

Nano for Bedsore TreatmentNano for Bedsore Treatment

Iranian researchers have conducted a study and developed a new set of products for sterilization of bedsores, using a new form of nanotechnology. Soheila Salahshour-Kordestani, the lead author of the study, said the antiseptic made by ChitoTech Company is in the Silvosept group of medicines.  The non-alcoholic, fragrance-free solution for bedsore treatment causes no burning or pain upon application, ISNA quoted her as saying. The sterilizing products developed on silver nano-particles can combat bacteria, viruses, and fungi residing on the infected area. The products show no signs of cell toxicity or allergic reactions and have been approved by the health ministry. Producing solution for sterilization of bedsores is an important step for wound recovery. The new method also helps reduce recovery time.  ChitoTech initially started off as a research facility to study natural biopolymers and their applications in healthcare. The manufacturing site of the company was established in 2004. It is the first company in the Middle East to produce advanced wound care and hemostatic products.