UTPA researchers and scientists have developed a hand-held device that produces non-woven nanofiber mats that were originally developed for wound dressings such as abrasions and lacerations as well as hemorrhage control.
After more research the nanofiber mats were found to be very helpful in treating burns. The product is being described as "modernized gauze".
"It is just fascinating to know of all of the innovative discoveries and inventions that are being made by researchers at UTPA," said U.S. Rep. Hinojosa. "If this new product is found to be marketable it will be able to help many civilians and servicemen and women in the Armed Forces who are suffering from burns."
The grant funding is to be used within a six month period in which students will learn how to move their product out of the laboratory and into the market. So far, they have introduced their idea to
While they are still working on a prototype Dr.
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