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NTU scientists develop patch which could improve healing and reduce scarring​

Published on: 27-Sep-2017

We are pleased to share that Assistant Professor Cleo Choong’s research on a new gel patch prototype has been featured in the media.
 
Assistant Professor Cleo Choong and Associate Professor Andrew Tan (from the School of Biological Sciences) jointly led a research team to develop the novel gel patch enriched with Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4), which could speed up the healing of a skin wound while minimizing scar formation. The team unveiled the patch today as a proof-of-concept, which could be extremely beneficial for diabetic patients, when the prototype is fully developed, as they suffer from hard-to-heal skin lesions. The new patch is unlike other single-purpose patches in the market, which either reduce the scarring or improve healing, but not both.
 
The NTU research team recently published their findings in Scientific Reports, which is a peer-reviewed journal under the Nature Publishing Group.
 
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Assistant Professor Cleo Choong (centre), Associate Professor Andrew Tan (right) and their clinical partner, Dr Marcus Wong, with various applications containing ANGPTL4.
 
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RT

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Science Daily
 
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New Atlas

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Lianhe Zaobao

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Medical Dialogues


Our heartiest congratulations to Assistant Professor Cleo Choong and her team on their excellent achievement!

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