A consortium led by the Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford with Neotherix as the industrial partner has won a Proof of Concept grant to evaluate PhotoTherix as a skin wound regenerative scaffold. The £119k grant from the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC), will allow the project team to continue the work on photodynamic therapy (PDT) delivered by Neotherix PhotoTherix tissue scaffold technology.
The project, led by Professor Des Tobin from the University of Bradford, started work in January and aims to develop an enhanced bioresorbable scaffold functionalised with a photo-sensitising agent to provide a 3D substratum for wound healing whilst delivering broad spectrum antimicrobial activity via PDT. Testing will include activity of PhotoTherix prototypes against common wound pathogens when activated by light. The project will benefit from the collaboration with the clinical partner WoundTec Health Technology Co-operative and will also receive commercial support from Medilink Yorkshire & Humber. It will also complement existing projects to develop the technology for dental applications in collaboration with the University of Leeds.
Link to the Medical Technologies IKC and to our PhotoTherix development partners the Centre for Skin Sciences , WoundTec HTC and Medilink Yorkshire & Humber .