Accession Number : ADB129372

Title :   Easily Applied Long Lasting Dressing Based on POROPLASTIC (Trade Name) Materials. A Long Lasting Controlled-Release Wound Dressing Based on POROPLASTIC Membrane, Delivering Clindamycin and Gentamicin.

Descriptive Note : Annual (Final) rept. 30 Jun 82-30 Apr 87,

Corporate Author : MOLECULON RESEARCH CORP CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Davidson, S. J. ; Obermayer, Arthur S. ; Nichols, Larry D. ; Hurd, Richard N. ; Allen, Marie B.

Report Date : 21 DEC 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This report is the result of an opportunity. The opportunity brought together consumer need with a promising technical advance. The U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research (USAIDR) formulated the need for a wound dressing able to inhibit the development of infections when medical attention might not be immediately at hand. The technical advance was POROPLASTIC membrane, a porous plastic developed by Moleculon, Inc., which promised to allow the controlled release of protective antibiotics to wounds. This juxtaposition of need and possible solution occurred in 1982. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command recognized the opportunity by awarding a contract to Moleculon for the development of a controlled-release antibiotic wound dressing. (jes)

Descriptors :   *ANTIBIOTICS, *DENTISTRY, *DRESSINGS, ARMY RESEARCH, CONTROL, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, MEDICAL RESEARCH, MEDICAL SERVICES, PLASTICS, POROUS MATERIALS, RELEASE, WOUNDS AND INJURIES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE