When Coronavirus hit, the amazing capabilities of electroceutical fabrics came to mind for Chandan Sen, a surgeon, and director of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering at Indiana University. This powerful electroceutical wound healing dressing is capable of dismantling bacterial and fungal infections and incapacitating viruses, such as COVID-19.
This electroceutical wound healing dressing is “a textile geometrically patterned with zinc and silver particles. When wet, a voltage is created, which disrupts bacterial biofilms and makes even resistant bacteria vulnerable to antibiotics,” Sen explains. So, Sen teamed up with a spin-off company, Vomaris to commercialize this fabric.
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Thus far, they have developed respirator masks that have both N95 filtration and their protective electroceutical fabric. They are also considering creating PPE gowns, which would need to be powered by a small 1.5V battery. Currently, their respirator mask is reportedly being considered by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).