Researchers at a medical school have developed an innovative nanotechnology that has been shown to enhance the healing process of burns. Scientists created a system that releases the biological molecule nitric oxide in combination with a healing action that helps wounds move from the inflammatory stage into the phase of wound mending that supports new tissue growth. The adoption of the new therapy by physicians and health care facilities could have a major impact on the way that burns are treated.
Burns are frequently a reason that people seek medical attention, and nearly half a million cases present themselves in urgent care centers and hospital emergency rooms each year. Treating burns can be tricky because the injury often worsens over the course of a few days depending on the extent of involvement and inflammation. At this time, health care professionals have a limited number of remedies that effectively and efficiently treat severe and complex cases.
The new technology has been licensed by a biomedical company, and researchers hope to have the treatment approved and on the market in the near future. Concerns about the remedy's lack of support by investors have some scientists worried that it and other potentially helpful nanotechnologies will fail to be completely developed.
People who have suffered from burns in the workplace, in an accident or during another mishap that was due to the negligence of another party may be able to receive compensation for their losses. A personal injury lawyer may be able to assist burn injury victims by filing a lawsuit seeking damages from the responsible party.