Development of antibacterial stainless steel surgical and related instruments and their clinical applications


Grant Data
Project Title
Development of antibacterial stainless steel surgical and related instruments and their clinical applications
Principal Investigator
Dr Yeung, Kelvin Wai Kwok   (Project coordinator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Wong Hoi Man   (Co-Investigator)
Mr. Shen Jie   (Co-Investigator)
Mr Wang Wenhao   (Co-Investigator)
Mr. Lin Zhengjie   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2016-07-01
Completion Date
2018-06-30
Amount
540000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
antibacterial stainless steel surgical, clinical applications
Discipline
Others - Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Panel
Medicine
HKU Project Code
GHX/002/14SZ
Grant Type
Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Cooperation Funding Scheme
Funding Year
2016/2017
Status
On-going
Objectives
The recovery of surgical patients becomes challenging if surgical instruments are contaminated by bacteria. The risk of instrument-related bacterial infection is even higher, when the sterilization condition is sub-optimal in particular to the extreme environments e.g. war zone and disaster area. Hence, this proposal aims at designing a series of surgical instruments made of newly developed copper-bearing stainless steels in which these tools bear with enhanced anti-microbial property. It is believed that these new instruments may significantly reduce the risk of bacterial infection during surgery. The project team proposes to commercialize these new products within two years when the project finished. The application of these newly designed anti-microbial surgical tools will be revolutionary and lay down a milestone in the industry of surgical instruments.