Dark Materials Carbon-Polymer Dressings for the Treatment of Chronic Ulcers

  • Farrer, Joan (CoI)
  • Allan, Iain (PI)
  • Scholes, Julie (CoI)

Project Details


The aim of the project was to design and manufacture novel composite and hybrid polymer-activated carbon adsorbent carbon wound dressings and bandages for the treatment of chronic non-healing ulcers and for odour control of malodorous chronic dermal wounds commonly occurring in elderly population.

The project brought together a multidisciplinary and multisectorial consortium of specialists with many years experience in the development, analysis and clinical implementation of adsorbent biomaterials and in the design and assessment of wound dressings.

This project built capacity of the consortium partners in biomedical materials and support the strategic goal of NU to become the world class centre of research excellence, specifically in ageing, on the basis of the NU Centre for Life Sciences and National Medical Holding.

The project contributed to building capacity at Nazarbayev University in relevant technologies for treatment of diseases associated with pathological ageing.

Layperson's description

2013 to 2016: PI Iain Allen PABS (school of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences), Farrer SoADM (School of Art Design and Media) University of Brighton co-investigator and work package leader: Carbon Textile. Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. Dark Materials (Carbon-polymer dressings for the treatment of chronic ulcers). Amount: £260k
Effective start/end date2/07/1231/12/14


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