Associate Professor Stephen Moratti
University of Otago
Dept of Chemistry
My research is into the use of polymers and gels for wound healing and drug delivery. We have developed and started to manufacture commercially a surgical gel to improve post-surgical outcomes. It prevents adhesions, infection and helps to stop bleeding, and has already been trialled on 200 pateients. Other work includes developing surgical adhesives and haemostats, and supramolecular drug delivery systems.