National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) research will help the pharmaceutical industry to produce the first-ever ‘Healing Bandage’ in Pakistan which will quicken healing various kinds of wounds of the injured people across the country, said a young scientist of the university here Thursday.
NUMS Department of Biological Sciences has already been awarded many Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) research projects which will help it move forward towards realizing the university’s vision of understanding and improving life. The dawn of many innovations is not very far and we need to stay the course of the research, said NUMS Vice-Chancellor, Lieutenant General Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed (r) while lauding the efforts of Dr. Hussain Wahedi.
Healing Bandage can be used for 5 to 12 hours to accelerate the wound-healing process. The testing of the bandage on human subjects will be carried out in collaboration with Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU).
The scaffold will be developed with the help of his co-investigator, Dr. Adnan Haider from the NUMS Department of Biological Sciences. He will be testing the bandage on human subjects in collaboration with RMU with the help of Dr. Ammad Fahim from NUMS Clinical Trial Unit.
This research project will lead to the development and commercialization of a skin wound healing scaffold within two years, said Dr. Hussain Mustatab Wahedi, a Ph.D. from South Korea in Regenerative Medicine who is working on Rs10 million research project.
HEC awarded him this project after reviewing his submitted proposal to produce an innovative Healing Bandage. It will be a step forward to provide relief to the wounded people, he added.