Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Zainab AmjadASABUndergraduateSecondzaynab157@gmail.com
1Hamza FarooqASABUndergraduateSecondhamza.far787@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Chitoplast
Slogan: Heal Yourself
Supervisor Name: Tahir Ahmed Baig
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School:
Supervisor Department: ASAB
Contact number: 0333-4201464
Email ID: baig42@gmail.com
Abstract:
    We aim to produce a skin patch with chitosan composition that can efficiently use it's anti-microbial and non-toxic properties to heal wounds and burns.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    The accessibility to use a skin patch made of chitosan as a First aid wounds and burns healing solution, easily available to the common man.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Every person that needs a quick solution to apply to his wounds and burns when hospitals and burn centers are not in his vicinity. According to PAK-NEDS, 146.8 burn injuries per 100,000 ED visits in Pakistan. First degree burns could be treated with Chitoplast
How will the solution works
    Chitosan is a natural Polymer with anti-microbial, non-toxic, bio-degradable properties which also acts as a vehicle to deliver growth factors into tissue. On applying a bandage coated with chitosan, it helps in blood clotting as it binds to red blood cells.It also prevents bacterial infection by destabilizing bacterial cell wall. Furthermore, it is not harmful or toxic to living tissue.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Companies that manufacture Bandages available locally for healing wounds. Our solution is accessible, cheap and more efficient. The chemicals used in ointments for healing burn wounds are not always bio compatible, but chitosan is.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (2346)