Investigating the need for locally-produced, biodegradable wound dressings in the developing world

Contact: Dr. Ljiljana Fruk, Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology Mentor: Dr. Dora Pereira Cellulose is a biodegradable material which has many potential uses. It typically occurs in plants, but can be difficult to extract and purify. Therefore Dr. Fruk’s team focuses on developing bacterial cellulose, which can be grown in existing biotechnology facilities such as fermentation … Continue reading Investigating the need for locally-produced, biodegradable wound dressings in the developing world