Robert Burrell

Robert Burrell, University of Alberta.

Revolutionizing wound care with nanotechnology

Dr. Robert E. Burrell’s Acticoat is the first burn dressing to simultaneously kill bacteria and decrease inflammation. This revolutionized approach to wound care increases healing rates, reduces the need for skin grafts and cuts down on long-term scar management issues. With his innovation, Dr. Burrell has saved thousands of lives and limbs around the world.

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*Robert Burrell is a 2016 winner of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards.

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