COMPANY PROFILE

 NameUniversità degli Studi di Palermo
 RegionSicily
StatusUniversity

 
 PROPOSAL 

TitleMultifunctional suture threads with controlled release of antimicrobial, antibiotic, cicatrizing agents
Project id.67
Reference sectorBIOTECHNOLOGY
IP Protection LevelPatent n. 0001409937 of 1/9/2014 - PCT/IB2013/051594 of 28/2/2013
Description of the innovation projectObject of the present invention is a method and the related production technology for the manufacturing of multifunctional suture threads with antimicrobial and/or antibiotic and/or cicatrizing properties that can be modulated as a function of the manufacturing conditions
State of dev.Patent
Industrial applicationProduction of surgical suture threads with antimicrobial and/or antibiotic and/or cicatrizing properties that can be modulated as a function of the preparation conditions.
Market segmentthe production of wire suture with antibiotic properties
Advantage factorThe most important advantage is the simplicity of realization of the final device using a single-step operation without using solvents. Moreover, it is possible to modulate the mechanical resistance and to control the release of the antimicrobial and/or antibiotic and/or cicatrizing agent both in the space and over the time by choosing the appropriate amount of agent to be incoporated and by modifying the structure of the polymeric matrix by processing and post-processing operations.
Commercial challengeThe method object of the present invention introduces a wide range of improvements and advantages both on the preparation method and on the final product
Publications and Customer Referecesno publication