Biosynthetic Cellulose For Wound Healing – Your Questions Answered

Source: Evonik Corporation

In the first part of our interview with Dr. Uwe Beekmann, we looked at the biosynthetic cellulose, what it is, how it is made and potential applications.  In our second part, we address the questions that were submitted to us during our live interview session (recording available here).

Biosynthetic cellulose is a nature-inspired material that can be used to reduce pain and risk of infection for wounds such as burns.  Even today, around 11 million people worldwide suffer from burns every year, many of these children.  Applying and removing wound dressings can still be extremely painful, but biosynthetic cellulose materials offer a solution.  Thanks to their bioengineered architecture, which is generated by bacteria, the dressing doesn’t attach to the wound and has an excellent biocompatibility.  The material also supplies high levels of moisture to support wound healing.

This material was developed by JeNaCell, a small biotech company from the German city of Jena.  In this interview, we ask Dr. Uwe Beekmann, Head of RD&I at “JeNaCell – An Evonik Company” to take us through the story behind biosynthetic cellulose and what developments the future holds.


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