April 27, 2020
StarFish Medical Bio Services Manager, Nick Allan, is a co-author of Comparison of the efficacy of silver-based antimicrobial burn dressings in a porcine model of burn wounds an In Press, Corrected Proof article in Burns Journal available online 27 April 2020.
Offering an example of Allan’s medical device evaluation, pre-clinical design and execution expertise, the article describes “an in vivo porcine model of burns, which we use to test the antimicrobial efficacy of three common wound dressings and a control.”
The article concludes “Nanocrystalline silver-based wound dressings generally outperformed silver-plated nylon and high-oxidation silver salts in this in vivo model of burn wounds. Relative to prophylactic use, it may be advisable to change the dressings more frequently when treating an infected wound.”