Development of an Optimal Wound Sealing Strategy by Screening Natural and Synthetic Biomaterials

Author(s): Arushee Srivastava and Vimal Kishor Singh

The body can heal itself naturally, but often treatable injuries become fatal due to the delay of treatment. According to the US Army Institute of Surgical Research, hemorrhage from major trauma was the predominant mechanism of soldier death in 80% of potentially survivable trauma. The development of a wound sealer would decrease patient mortality. In developing countries, like India, seventy percent of hemorrhagic shock caused by traffic accident mortalities can be avoided by the availability and optimization of medicinal supplies and proper diagnosis and treatment.