Students of the the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), created an ecological patch that helps regenerate skin tissue and stimulates healing after minor injuries or burns.
The patch stimulates healing of minor injuries or burns, and has antifungal, antipathogenic and antimicrobial properties. It is composed of chitosone, a product derived from chitin that is obtained from the exoskeleton of crustaceans and that increases the production of collagen in the deepest layer of the dermis.
Additionally, for the development of this prototype, Salvador Barajas Gómra, Fernanda Gómez Pérez, Abrahan Gordillo Rodríguez and Lydia Rosas Ballesteros used calendula essential oil, lactoserum and citrus pectin.
The IPN explained that the patch is a cover of sterilized material that is applied to a wound to protect it from infections, absorb secretions and facilitate healing.
This project led the IPN students to obtain an honorable mention in the 2019 edition of the Solve for Tomorrow, Mexico.
Source: Agencia ID