Wound care innovation for the tropics

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Chronic wounds are a big deal

Every 20 seconds someone loses a limb due to diabetes. Better care and treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and other chronic wounds could prevent many amputations. Chronic wounds incur large cost and can negatively impact a person’s mobility, well-being and quality of life.

We are transforming wound care in Asia

The Wound Care Innovation for the Tropics (WCIT) programme brings together leading researchers, industry partners and clinicians to develop technologies and therapies for better wound care.

We are novel, with a focus on Asian populations in tropical climates who face differences in healing outcomes from humidity, infection, differences in pigmentation, genetic factors and microbiomes. We are also addressing cultural and practical aspects related to service delivery.

As the largest wound care research programme globally, our aim is to transform the care of chronic wounds, deliver better health outcomes and reduce economic burdens.

Wound Care Innovation for the Tropics Brochure (PDF)

Explore our solutions


Omics tech for a wound-specific profile

Omics technologies provide a biological profile of proteins, peptides, and microorganisms present in a wound. This enables patient-specific clinical treatment and a new generation of diagnostic tools to improve the monitoring and management of chronic wounds.

Read more about omics for wound care (PDF)
Cyrus Beh

3D printed dressings for personalised care

Dr Cyrus Beh and project partners successfully developed a 3D-printed wound dressings to match the contours of an individual patient’s wound. These hydrogel dressings can be printed by treating clinicians in less than 5 minutes enabling improved patient outcomes and better clinical care.

Read more about 3D print-to-fit dressings (PDF)

Bio-functional wound dressings for enhanced healing

Developed by Prof Mary Chan, cationic hydrogels are highly effective against bacteria and removing biofilms or collections of microorganisms. Available as a stable non-leaching and leaching gel they can be easily incorporated into dressings.

Read more about bio-functional wound dressings (PDF)
wound registry

The world's-first Asian Wound Registry

A partnership of three healthcare clusters in Singapore, the Singapore Wound Registry captures key data on neuro-ischemic ulcers including diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers and pressure injuries.  With this data, we are able to estimate costs incurred by Singapore’s healthcare systems and inform service delivery for better health outcomes.

Read more about the Singapore wound registry (PDF)

Meet our team

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Contact us

For more information, please email Annie Joseph, Director, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships.