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Rambam Among First Worldwide to Use Pioneering Artificial Skin Technology to Treat Burn Patients

Publication Date: 2/3/2021 10:30 AM

Rambam Health Care Campus is one of the first institutions in the world to use the groundbreaking portable electrospinning wound treatment system. Doctors at Rambam have so far treated dozens of patients suffering from a variety of burns ranging in size and severity.

A doctor using the Spincare Wound Care System. Photography: Rambam HCCA doctor using the Spincare Wound Care System. Photography: Rambam HCC

Ilan S., age 42, was brought to Rambam Health Care Campus after suffering second- and third-degree burns to his upper body when a pressurized hot water tank exploded. He was treated in Rambam’s Trauma and Emergency Center using the Spincare Wound Care System, a groundbreaking artificial skin technology system designed by Nanomedic Technologies, a leader in Electrospun Healing Fiber technology for wound healing and skin regeneration.

The system creates an artificial skin layer using a smart, customized matrix made of nano polymers that adheres precisely to wounds and burns, allowing for greater mobility without damaging the new skin. In addition, the artificial layer is both waterproof and transparent, allowing patients to shower after 24 hours. Healthcare professionals can observe the healing process and make decisions accordingly. In Ilan’s case, two weeks after receiving the treatment, his skin had already started to grow back and replace the artificial skin.

“Nanomedic’s Spincare system has many advantages, including protection against infection from contaminating bacteria and properties that allow it to optimally adhere to the injury in a way that regular dressings cannot,” explains Professor Yehuda Ullmann, Director of the Department of Surgery and Director of the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit at the Rambam. “The biggest benefit for patients is the avoidance of the pain often incurred from changing bandages, especially when treating children.”

The device is portable and easy-to-operate, and burns that do not require hospitalization can be treated immediately in the emergency room, where the doctor simply sprays the substance on the patient's burn. One benefit of this treatment is that patients can be discharged sooner to recover at home, returning to the hospital as needed for follow-up examinations.

“We are delighted to support Rambam in its effort to provide patients with the most advanced solutions for wound healing and skin regeneration,” said Dr. Chen Barak, Chief Executive Officer of Nanomedic.