Dr Stephen Moratti
Healing Gels from Natural products
Dr Stephen Moratti is in charge of a team at the University of Otago that has developed and commercialized an exciting new gel material for post-surgical healing based on natural polymers, soon to be launched in the US. Using private capital a company has been formed and manufacturing has started in Wellington, with the product to be launched in the US later this year. This gel dramatically reduces complications such as adhesions, infection and bleeding in many types of surgeries and was developed entirely through government and university funding.