Intermed Partners Presents ScarChargr+ Technology at the American College of Surgeons 2019 National
It was another exciting week for Intermed Partners as ScarChargr was presented at the 2019 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Francisco. Ian McCulloch our 4th year medical student researcher, presented the podium lecture titled "Tribocharged Silicone Dressing for Scar Modulation" to a crowded room of leading surgeons and scientists from Stanford, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins.
Several questions came from the audience regarding the potential applicability of the product to pediatric populations and the clinical need for a product that connect patients to their scarring outcome. Dr. Michael Longaker, of Stanford Plastic Surgery and Stanford Bio-X asked whether tribocharging silicone while reducing wound tension might have compounding benefits. "Absolutely" stated McCulloch, "...think of this concept as all of the benefits of silicone with the added advantage of an ideal electrical charge at the wound site. We aren't reinventing the wheel, we're just giving the wheel a charged silicone tire". This was Ian's second time presenting work on the national stage for Intermed Partners highlighting the educational opportunities that are provided to our student researchers from WVU School of Medicine.
Intermed Partners is excited to continue to mentor WVU medical students with our projects, build experience in translational research and publish at a national level. We applaud the work of all speakers at this year's Scientific Forum and look forward to continued discussions with our esteemed colleagues across the country.