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Fungus-based dressing under development

This article was originally published in Clinica

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UK researchers have developed an active surgical dressing based on a common fungus and are now looking for commercial partners to bring a product to market. Dr Paul Hamlyn and colleagues at the British Textile Technology Group in Manchester in collaboration with the University of Wales, Cardiff, found that a mould which grows on bread, human faeces and horse dung triggered growth of fibroblasts - key cells in wound healing.

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