Development of a smart dissolvable antibacterial microneedle patch for deep burn wound biofilm infections.
Chief Investigator: Dr Hanif Haidari
Funding Amount: $100,000
Recipient: University of South Australia
Overview: Management of paediatric burns is complicated with development of biofilms resulting in delayed healing or sepsis and death. Current antimicrobials, including antibiotics, have been unsuccessful in eliminating deep wound biofilms. This project aims to develop a dissolvable microneedle technology for efficient antimicrobial delivery to deep wounds, addressing this clinical challenge.