DEVELOPING AN INNOVATIVE OXYGEN-BASED TECHNOLOGY
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SP Kemi, material och ytor, Stockholm|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 000 000|
|Project duration||October 2016 - September 2019|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project was to develop a technique for wound healing through improved oxygenation based on the formulation of high oxygen-containing water in a gel. A measurement method for oxygen was also developed that can measure supersaturated oxygen solutions directly on skin models / skin samples at relevant skin temperature and humidity. The oxygen delivering effect of the product has been evaluated, stability studies for the wound healing product have been carried out and packaging for the product has been selected. Clinical studies, however, was not performed due to high costs.
Expected results and effects
The project resulted in a gel capable of delivering oxygen to wounds and an associated package capable of storing the product. Furthermore, an evaluation technique specially adapted for studying oxygen transport in wounds was developed and ready to be used for product development and other studies on oxygen delivery. The final clinical study may be performed after the project. Continued development of the wound care product looks bright with regard to handling, manufacturing, choice of packaging and the two machines for product evaluation.
Planned approach and implementation
The project work has been carried out in both Norway and in Sweden during the project period. Regular meetings and reconciliations have occurred regularly on schedule. Problems during the development have been resolved and the results have been communicated through a workshop, internal reports and an external peer review article. Furthermore, a patent application has been filed. All in all, the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for the wound healing product was increased from TRL 1 to TRL 4 and the machine for oxygen measurement was increased from TRL 2 to TRL 8 during the project.