A “Golden Wound Dressing” developed by four Chinese medical specialists from the University of Macau (UM) has won the gold award at the 3rd China College Students’ “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.
Team representative Zhang Zhe, together with his counterparts from other winning teams, was received by China’s vice premier Liu Yandong.
According to a statement issued by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Zhang shared the team’s business plan to develop Chinese medicine during the meeting.
This year’s competition attracted 370,000 teams formed by more
than 1.5 million university students.
The UM team’s wound dressing, which has healing properties, was developed using the findings of the team’s supervisor, assistant professor Wang Chunming from the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (SKL-QRCM), and his research team.
By integrating the healing properties of traditional Chinese medicine with cutting-edge nanofabricating technology, the research team successfully endowed the biomaterial with favorable physical properties such as the capacity for fluid absorption. While developing the product, the team studied haemostasis, cell proliferation and other aspects of biological healing processes.
Certain polysaccharide components proved essential in the final product.
The team previously took the top prize in the Bank of China Trophy One Million Dollar Macao Regional Entrepreneurship Competition, as well as another prize for overall excellence at the national final of the One Million Dollar International Entrepreneurship Competition.