Student researchers from the American University of Cairo have created an intriguing electro-spun nanofiber that can speed up the healing process of body wounds using honey.
Referred to as 'Nano Ebers,' this special new material is made from biodegradable nanofibers that contain a high concentration of natural honey. By adding a high concentration of honey through an electro-spinning process, the anti-bacterial properties found in this material are greatly increased to help decrease the time it takes for a wound to heal. This process also makes this material more air-permeable, which means that a wound is protected but also still able to breath and draw liquid away.
Alongside the use of honey, 'Nano Ebers' also contains silver nanoparticles to help skin heal faster, and anti-bacterial chitosan found naturally in shellfish exoskeletons that also helps to slow bleeding.
This Special Nanofiber Material Features a High Concentration of Honey
1. Nanofiber Healing Materials - The development of electro-spun nanofibers with healing properties presents opportunities for disruptive innovations in wound care and medical textiles.
2. Natural Antibacterial Materials - The use of high concentrations of natural honey and silver nanoparticles in wound healing materials creates opportunities for disruptive innovations in antibacterial products and medical treatments.
3. Biodegradable Medical Materials - The creation of biodegradable nanofibers made from natural materials like honey and chitosan opens up possibilities for disruptive innovations in sustainable medical materials and eco-friendly wound care.
1. Medical Textiles - The development of nanofiber healing materials presents opportunities for disruption in the medical textiles industry, with the potential for new wound care products and materials.
2. Wound Care - The use of natural antibacterial materials in wound healing opens up opportunities for disruptive innovations in the wound care industry, including new treatments and products.
3. Medicine Manufacturing - The emergence of biodegradable medical materials creates opportunities for disruption in the medicine manufacturing industry, with the potential for eco-friendly and sustainable product development.