Friday, February 18, 2005

Healing tissue has a variety of uses

Healing tissue has a variety of uses
By Charise Pettit
Senior Writer

Using a tissue developed by Purdue scientists, an Indiana center is helping heal wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cook Biotech, located in the Purdue Research Park, is offering its Oasis Wound Matrix to the Indiana Center for Rehabilitation Sciences & Engineering Research, which recently received a $1 million grant from the Department of Defense to find better ways to help the minds and bodies of war amputees.

"This is a different (situation) than in the past," said Mark Sothmann, dean of the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences "Had this group been injured in previous wars, (these soldiers) would have been casualties. But with the protective clothing and gear they have now, they are seriously injured with multiple medical conditions that require rehabilitation to integrate them back into society."

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