Restore - Burn and Wound Research

The Dermal Scratch Project

Scarring (Fibrosis) is central to a range of diseases - heart, lung, liver.The Dermal Scratch is an extremely powerful model of wound healing.We will optimise on a population scale a high fidelity model for testing existing and new therapies to treat human scarring.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 October 2013 to 12:00 AM, 1 October 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1003899)

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Situation

Fibrosis (scarring) is central to a raneg of major diseases. Scarring causes immense physical damage, psychological effects and financial cost to millions of people.

Solution

The Project’s objectives include: = Developing a powerful and unique system for measuring the effectiveness of scarring treatments - Establishing a multi-centre testing facility for analysis of scar treatments - Running blinded, randomised and controlled clinical trials on current and new scarring treatments - Establish which treatments work with the potential to save the NHS millions of pounds on ineffective treatments.