@KeckMedUSC’s Armstrong Presents Next-Gen “injectable sensors” @NIH First Ever Workshop on Biomarkers in Wound Healing

The United States National Institutes of Health held its first ever workshop on diabetic foot ulcers and biomarkers today in Bethesda Maryland.  The meeting, which consisted of university scientists from across the nation, was designed to develop a consortium of research centers to scale up important early-stage research in wound healing focusing on biomarkers and diagnostics. David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) presented work on next-generation injectable sensors to identify ischemia in wounds that could lead to poor healing, gangrene and amputation. “We are tremendously excited about this line of work”, noted Armstrong “I think that very soon we will have a series of sensors like this not only on us– like with wearables– but IN us.” The work, which is part of a protocol developed by Profusa, UCSF and USC, is currently one of several types of approaches being considered by the NIH as part of its consortium on diabetic foot ulcer healing develops.

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