A Ukrainian invention that is actively working at the front, but is not of interest to the Ministry of Defense

A Ukrainian invention that is actively working at the front, but is not of interest to the Ministry of Defense

Back in the early 2000s, a group of Ukrainian inventors consisting of engineers, biologists and biochemists developed a series of innovative products: dressings for wounds and burns, disinfecting solutions, preparations for water disinfection. All these drugs, of course, have been on the front since 2014 and work effectively there even today, saving the lives of our soldiers in some places.

The fact is that usually the healing of the wound surface can be slowed down due to the presence of exudate (liquid discharge from the wound – ed.), formations in the form of films, crusts and scabs from dead tissue, etc. in the wound. These coatings are difficult to remove and create favorable conditions for the growth of pathogenic microflora.

And the substances that are used in dressings for wounds and burns and disinfectant solutions allow for much more thorough cleaning of the wound surface, moistening it and suppressing pathogenic bacterial flora, which creates conditions for its fastest healing.

All of these tools have the appropriate certification, and proper special studies have been conducted regarding their effectiveness and safety. For example, the research was conducted in the laboratory of virology and AIDS of the Central SES of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and was approved by the Chief Physician L.S. Nekrasova. back in January 2010. Also, the first version of the active substance of the drug received the corresponding TU U 24.2-1430607-002:2009 (technical conditions of Ukraine – ed.).


These pads are used for cleaning, moisturizing and decontamination (the process of carrying out medical and sanitary measures to eliminate chemical, radiation factors and biological agents from the surface of the body) of post-traumatic wounds, thermal and chemical burns, surfaces around stomas, catheters or probes, postoperative wounds , purulent-necrotic wounds of various origins and others.

It is for this reason that military medics and volunteers have evaluated these pads since 2014. And thanks to the antibacterial components, the pads are used to prevent infection of wounds with pathogenic microorganisms in appropriate conditions at the front.

In addition, the disinfectant composition of the pads helps to create a plasticized biocidal gas-permeable coating on the surface of the wound, which provides two-day protection of the treated surface. At the same time, as practice has shown, this coating is easily washed off with ordinary water if necessary.

All this made the pads very popular among volunteers and front-line medics. They constantly turn to us for them with a request to transfer new batches of overlays and disinfectant solutions, which we often order at our own expense at the factory. And everything seems to be fine.

But one question arises – why are such proven and effective materials and substances in field conditions of interest to everyone, but not the Ministry of Defense? And this despite the fact that their price is not high, and production is established in Kyiv and is able to meet the primary needs for such materials at the front and in rear hospitals.

All the more so, as the author’s team of inventors under the leadership of Leonid Drapey and the author of the column is ready to cooperate with the Ministry of Defense and other relevant departments, which has been publicly stated more than once.

The main thing is that the power structures have enough strength and wisdom to understand that very often good solutions do not necessarily need to be found somewhere far away and for a lot of money. Ukrainians have already proven that they are not only capable of rallying and uniting to repel the enemy.

We are able to easily learn to work with advanced technologies and equipment, and we can also successfully create the latest developments ourselves, invent and manufacture effective weapons, find non-standard and innovative methods of using modern technologies and materials.

Oleksandr Dligach, engineer-inventor, specially for UP. Life

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