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Gelexcell process and prototype development

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Coordinator GelExcell Competence AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration May 2018 - December 2018
Status Completed
Venture Innovative Startups

Purpose and goal

Develop a hydrogel patch that effectively cools and relieves itching from insect bites. Develop a process to manufacture prototypes of the hydrogel patch. Fulfillment - Stable formulation has been developed - Evaluated product characteristics, shelf life and product safety with regard to sensitization. - Package made of blister and Al-laminate lid has been optimized for a first prototype batch - Production of prototypes in a semi-automated process

Expected results and effects

A hydrogel patch that prevents scratching the insect bite while the hydrogel patch is cooling and soothing of the blemish from the insect bite with a shelf life of at least 6 months. Result Developed a scalable manufacturing process for the production of the hydrogel Developed a blister packaging for the hydrogel patch Established formulation and evaluated end product with regard to safety (through literature studies and a sensitization test) for the end user Produced prototypes in blister packaging in semi-automated process

Planned approach and implementation

A hydrogel with optimized elasticity, moisture and coolant effect that is not sensitizing when used on skin has been developed. Analysis The main challenge was to identify a compatible packaging material with optimal barrier properties that provides a product with long shelf life and packaged in a form that results in a user-friendly hydrogel patch against insect bites. The identified solution works well and is scalable on a commercial scale. Safety for the use of the product on the skin is evaluated with approved results

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Last updated 3 January 2019

Reference number 2018-01132

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