Here’s an upcoming solution to hospitals’ treatment of burns and wounds : SpinCare. SpinCare is a medical device that “sprays on” a nanofiber skin that covers the wound area. Think of it as a bandage, but more spot on and faster. Fast Company has more details:
Israeli startup Nanomedic Technologies Ltd., a subsidiary of medical device company Nicast, has invented a new mechanical contraption to treat burns, wounds, and surgical injuries by mimicking human tissue. Shaped like a children’s toy, the lightweight SpinCare emits a proprietary nanofiber “second skin” that completely covers the area that needs to heal.
All one needs to do is aim, squeeze the two triggers, and fire off an electrospun polymer material that attaches to the skin.
The product is already being tested in hospitals. In the coming year, following FDA clearance, Nanomedic plans to expand to emergency rooms, ambulances, military use, and disaster relief response like fire truck companies.
image credit: Nanomedic Technologies Ltd. via Fast Company