There are some great scams in the wound healing market.
https://www.polarityte.com/products/skinTE-providers is another great example.
"PolarityTE's Many Deceptions
Sep. 11, 2018 8:32 AM ET|Includes: PolarityTE, Inc. (PTE)
PolarityTE is a biotech company claiming to have its own patented regenerative medicine platform which is capable of regenerating ten different tissue types.
Its financiers and some of its ex-officers are notorious pump-and-dump scammers who were recently sued by the SEC.
In this report we detail a number statements by management which range from things unlikely to be to true, to outright lies and securities fraud.
We back up everything with extensive evidence and research.
We do not believe the company is trustworthy, especially given the extraordinary claims they make about their product pipeline and their unwillingness to answer questions."
There is spray collodion aka nitrocellulose. It's just old-school molecules, though.
I love Band-Air Hydro Seal (hydrocolloid) bandages and 3M Tegaderm film. They work far better than absorbent bandages.
I once stuck a finger in a running high-speed axial fan. Maybe 2-3 mm got shredded. So I just wrapped the fingertip with hydrocolloid bandages, and forgot about it. Maybe two weeks later, it had completely healed, with no scar.
It wasn't that much, really. And very little flesh was actually missing. Just cut in ragged ways. So I just trimmed off the shattered nail, washed with warm water, and then peroxide. After patting dry with sterile gauze, I applied two small hydroseal bandages. First around the dorsal (nail) side, and then around the ventral side, with a little overlap. I used a small Skin-Flex bandage, with the gauze pad removed, to prevent the hydroseal bandages from coming off. And used methyl methacrylate to glue the end of the outer bandage.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Don't get me wrong: I want this to exist, yesterday. But can we see a bit more live use, please?
In the operating theater I don't really see it happening. We've been discussing using glue there but then you need an additional layer of sutures which usually take longer to do (intracutaneous). Anything that takes time in the threatre is usually a deal breaker.
There are probably use cases outside my field but even for burns I'm uncertain if it is a good fit. Most wounds are not sterile and encapsulating bacteria under a layer of fiber seems like a recipe for pushing the bacteria deeper and generating a more severe infection.
I wonder if this is a case of necessity inventing it and medical practice following
The interesting thing is that it hasn't really caught on. We don't have any financial pressure or other external factors, it is really convenient, yet I'm pretty sure that only 10-20% of the doctors use it.
Not the exact articles I read, but a similar theme:
It might still donk your lungs up if it can't be absorbed. Functional inflammation, COPD if you inhale a lot. Abrasive cancers in long term, repeated exposure.
Aerosolising it seems, I agree, far too risky. A sheet or liquid alcohol-evaporative application makes more sense.
Avita have been at it for quite a while and are now in 28 America Burn Association Burn centers and look like they are increasing that number significantly this year.
Strong patent portfolio, focused on skins and a couple of other indications at the moment.
Disclosure, I am an investor.
Their lead researcher is really fun to listen to. I have a lot of respect for her
The company is this one
Is it a painkiller? Does this thing double as a bong?