A Dissolving Wound Dressing to Fight Deadly Infections


Prof. Meital Zilberman of TAU`s Department of Biomedical Engineering: Seventy percent of all people with severe burns die from related infections.  Now a new wound-dressing technology from Tel Aviv University could cut that figure dramatically.

Prof. Meital Zilberman of TAU`s Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed new soluble fibers that can be used to deliver infection-fighting antibiotics, then dissolve when the job is done. Now in clinical trials on animal models, Prof. Zilberman`s new material can help avoid the constant wound cleaning and redressing that leads to infection, allowing the human body to do the work on its own.