The main properties of PHAs make them excellent candidates for biomedical applications – Hydal PHA is biodegradable, biocompatible and non-toxic to the skin, even when administered orally or intravenously. PHAs cause no irritation, inflammation or allergic reaction.
PHAs are being tested as drug carriers and also in tissue engineering – for joint implants, medical devices and tissue reconstruction.
We are developing sustainable and safe nanofibrous wound dressings based on Hydal PHA. Wound dressings are necessary for acute traumas like burns and surgical wounds, but also chronic wounds and ulcers. By electrospinning process, we can create PHAs nanofibers – a biocompatible and biodegradable scaffold for skin regeneration.
Wound dressings are highly specific products, which cannot be reused or recycled. Thus, bio-based and biodegradable polymers are the most suitable materials for these single-use products considering the environmental footprint.