A revolutionary bioengineered healing glove created at UTA is one step closer to commercialization. The REHEAL Glove applies negative pressure and delivers medicine to injured hands, controlling the wound environment for better and faster healing while also allowing for motion therapy to restore hand functions.
Last year, project leader Muthu Wijesundara and his team successfully developed a manufacturing process for the technology, through which 100 flexible polymeric gloves were created for early-stage clinical trials.
“The manufacturing process gives us more reliability and reproducibility in the REHEAL Glove production,” Dr. Wijesundara says. “Having this process reduces the risk of variants among the gloves interfering with any future clinical trial work.”