M2lab receives framework grant from SSF

M2lab has together with several close collaborators received a framework grant from The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) for the project “HEALiX: Advanced Wound Care Materials for Non-Healing Wounds”. The projects will be led together with with Prof. Torbjörn Bengtsson (ÖrU), Dr. Johan Junker (LiU/KMC RÖ), and Kristiina Oksaman (LTU). Non-healing wounds leads to large suffering and are an enormous burden to the healthcare system. In a typical hospital setting, 25-40% of all beds are occupied by patients with wounds, and more than half of the health care resources in the outpatient setting are spent on wound treatment. HEALiX will bring together clinical and industrial wound care experts and leading academic researchers to address this huge medical and societal problem. Our aim is to develop a new generation of advanced but affordable multifunctional wound dressing materials that will give clinicians new and better means to go beyond wound management and instead focus on wound healing. We will jointly develop and evaluate advanced nanocellulose-based materials for moist wound healing and novel strategies to combine these materials with robust embedded diagnostic capabilities to facilitate treatment optimization. Moreover, strategies to combine nanocellulose wound dressing with peptide-based antimicrobial compounds will be explored to suppress infection and eradicate biofilms in non-healing wounds.

Daniel Aili invited to participate in STS Forum in Kyoto, Japan, 30 Sept- 3 Oct 2017

Daniel Aili has been invited to participate in STS Forum in Kyoto, Japan, 30 Sept- 3 Oct 2017.

The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum aims to provide a new mechanism for open discussions on an informal basis, and to build a human network that would, in time, resolve the new types of problems stemming from the application of science and technology. The forum community will also explore the opportunities arising from science and technology, and address how to remove the barriers to using science and technology to solve the problems facing humankind.

In addition, the “Future Leaders Program” aims to invite as many as 100 young, promising leaders to attend the STS forum Annual Meeting and the special event “Dialogue between Future Leaders and Nobel Laureates”. They can attend all the sessions of the forum and enjoy interactive dialogues in the sessions. They will also reap the benefit of building their network with top world leaders (scientists including Nobel laureates, academics, policy makers, business leaders, journalists and others) as well as their peers.