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Research project

Low Dose Nitric Oxide for the Effective Treatment of Chronic Wounds

Project overview

National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC), UK. Proof of Concept (POC) Round 1 (Research Grant). £56,000 (£45,000 from NBIC, £11,000 from Smith and Nephew).
Wounds that don’t heal are associated with bacteria in communities known as biofilms which are resistant to antibiotics. We have shown that low dose nitric oxide can help disperse lung biofilms win patients with cystic fibrosis. This project will test whether nitric oxide can also disperse biofilms from infected wounds.


Lead researcher

Professor Charles Keevil

Professor In Environmental Health Care
Other researchers

Professor Jeremy Webb

Professor of Microbiology

Research interests

  • Microbial biofilms and their control
  • Adaptive biology and evolution of microorganisms
  • Biofilm-associated infection

Professor Saul Faust MBBS, FRCPCH, PhD, FHEA, OBE

Professor Paediatric Immunology & Infect

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups