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TESLA - Targeted Electro-StimuLation for Accelerated Wound Healing
Laetitia ROUX
Pulsalys
Wound tissues and intact skin have marked differences in their electrical impedances.
Electrical stimulation helps accelerate wound healing. Thus, by incorporating a multielectrode array in a wound dressing, it is possible to map and characterise the wound and
the healing processes and to apply optimally targeting therapeutic stimulation. The
continuous monitoring of the tissue impedances under individual electrodes in the array
enables the real-time monitoring of wound size and shape. Based on this data, subsets of
electrodes in the array, e.g. those directly above the wounds, can be connected
electrically together to form a composite, wound-stimulating electrode of the correct size
and shape, thus enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment.
All of the above can be done without removing the dressing, thus avoiding unnecessarily
disturbing the wound.
Customers / Target market
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Industry and competitors
Financing need / Commercial
opportunity
Medical device : wound mapping and healing for chronic wounds, venous or diabetic
ulcers, bedsores and burns… (1% of the population in industrialized countries suffers
from leg ulcers. Prevention and treatment of bedsores and venous or diabetic ulcers
is very expensive to national health services.)
Research device to study wound healing…
This device is currently unique on the market, and has several advantages :
- Cost-effective wound mapping and healing system
- Atraumatic, continuous monitoring and characterisation of chronic wounds
- Optimally targeted electro-stimulation adapted to the wound
Industry and competitors: Molnlyncke, Biofisica, Smith & Nephew…
PULSALYS is looking for an industrial partner to commercialise this product and offers to
grant patent license.
IP – Patent situation
2 patents :
- Patent pending in US and EP, CA and JP
Priority date: December 5, 2002 (GB20020028375)
- Patent pending in US and EP
Priority date: January 24, 2008 (GB0801264.3)
Inventor : Eric MC ADAMS - Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (INL)
Future steps / Milestones
A prototype monitoring and stimulation system has been developped.
In vivo tests on pigs are on going.
Further reading
Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics 43 (1997) 265-270
IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 2010 Mar;14(2):371-7
http://www.pulsalys.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/L788.pdf
https://www.google.com/patents/US8682442
http://www.google.com/patents/US20060270942
Contact person
Laetitia ROUX, Tech Transfer Officer –
[email protected] - +33 (0)4.26.23.56.65
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