Herbap Biotech Limited
HKBU encompasses eight Faculties/Schools offering a range of undergraduate programmes, associate degrees and higher diploma programmes as well as taught postgraduate programmes and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees. It prides itself on its dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students. One of the area of strengths at HKBU is in health and wellness, where we have a world-leading School of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology.
At TechInnovation 2021, we are presenting a series of innovations and solutions for the betterment of your health and wellness.
Our Technology Offers
Phytonutrient-based Remedial Fluids for Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars
After a skin injury or surgery, a scar may form as the wound heals. In this body's repair mechanism, myofibroblast cells produce new collagens and they form an extracellular matrix (ECM) to repair a wound. Over time, most scars become flat and pale.
However, in some abnormal cases, the body produces excessive collagens. The excessive ECM formation and deposition of these scar tissues will result in raised scars such as hypertrophic scar and keloid scar. These raised scars may leave lifelong marks on the skin.
Although the raised scars are not dangerous or life-threatening, they create aesthetic concerns, restrict physical movements and may also lead to itching, tenderness, pain or even depression and anxiety.
The currently available scar removal products such as silicon patches and topical products may cause skin irritation which has led researchers to look for safer and more effective solutions.
The present technology is a series of phytonutrient-based remedial fluids, which can be used as a general topical agent or complemented with a nano sprayer for the management of raised scars. The product developed from this technology is a safe, non-invasive and convenient approach to suppress hypertrophic and keloid scars.