Dr. Aziz Ghahary’s project wins the Innovators’ Challenge and Bradshaw Prize

Dr. Aziz Ghahary (Plastic Surgery) and his team have received an award from the first ever Innovator’s Challenge where researchers pitch their ideas in a Dragon’s Den like competition.  Dr. Ghahary received $100,000 (includes the Bradshaw Prize based on audience votes) to continue developing an infection-fighting liquid skin substitute made of natural skin proteins. Called MeshFill, the substitute can be poured over a burn, diabetic or pressure wound. Within 20 minutes of application to the wound site, it solidifies at body temperature to create a scaffold over which skin cells can travel preventing infection and allowing the skin to close.

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