Maggot-less Therapy - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/22/07

Maggot-less Therapy

When a patient has a chronic wound its a battle to help the tissue heal, some sound care centers use medical-grade maggots, the larvae of flies as a way to help that healing process.

But, it isn't a treatment all are comfortable with. Now researchers from the UK have developed a wound gel that offers the healing properties of maggots without the creatures the gel dressing contains active properties from maggot secretions that in lab tests encourage tissue re-growth.

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