A new substance can cure wounds

A new substance can cure wounds

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Scientists at Ankara University’s Stem Cell Institute have developed a substance made from blood plasma and seaweed that can cure wounds in a shorter time than the normal recovery period.

The institute submitted a patent application for the nontoxic, organic substance compatible with the human body.

Ankara University Stem Cell Institute deputy head and Science Faculty Biochemistry Department member Professor Y. Murat Elçin said their invention actively accelerates the recovery process of injuries.

Elçin said the convenient new substance creates special areas for damaged cells to form new tissue, adding that it has no toxic effects and can be easily processed and disposed of by the body. Elçin also said they had developed biocompatible globes enabling the reformation of animal muscular tissue lost after trauma.

According to Elçin, repairing damaged tissues and organs gained more importance with the viability of regenerative biomaterials and the institute is planning national and international projects and collaborations in light of this development.

New laboratory

Elçin said a laboratory in compliance with GMP standards would open soon. Along with stem cell production, it plans to conduct research and development concerning regenerative active biomaterials in the laboratory. He added that they were also planning to increase the number of inventions designed with advanced technologies in their laboratory.

The new healing substance is currently on exhibition at the ongoing Innovation Turkey Fair at the Istanbul Fair Center.