Researchers in Malaysia have developed a 3D biodegradable material for treating gum problems and rejuvenating teeth-supporting structures.
Gum problems negatively affect the quality of life of children and adults. To ease these conditions, researchers at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Malaysia have formulated a three dimensional biodegradable hydrogel called CentaGel.
CentaGel is a unique innovative product with dual action: it's systematically made to reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and rejuvenate collagen build up in the gum.
CentaGel contains natural bioactive components of Centella asiatica, a widely used medicinal plant of Southeast Asian origin that helps to facilitate the natural healing and recovery of inflamed tissues.
CentaGel has won awards at the UiTM IID Conference and the Nagai-Shukri Prize of the Asian Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.
A state-of-the-art prototype is ready for demonstration in an operational environment. This pre-commercialisation activity includes prototype field testing. Product patent approval process is in the final stages at the Intellectual Property Corporation, Malaysia.
For further information contact:
Luay Thanoon Younis
Faculty of Dentistry
Universiti Teknologi MARA
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