Dr Simon Finnegan

ef31754d4b0a5e622d_l_83e9eDevelopment of nanostructured silicones to deliver antimicrobials to treat human infected wounds

DTC PhD project supervised by Prof. S. Rimmer and Prof. S. macNeil funded by the EPSRC and Scappa Healthcare [2012-2016]

This project aims to improve the natural wound healing process and decrease the risk of infection of wounds. A recent published statistic states that around 70% of all patients with severe burns die from related infections (ScienceDaily Nov. 17, 2009) and worldwide, the number of cases of diabetes has been estimated to be 171 million; with 15% of these developing non healing ulcers with eventual lower-extremity amputation (Wild and Roglic, 2004). There is a clinical need for a wound care product which is both effective in terms of promoting the natural healing process and to decrease or completely remove the risk of infection.

Researchgate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simon_Finnegan

Selected publications

  • McCarty, S., Jones, E. M., Finnegan, S., Woods, E., Cochrane, C. A., Percival, S. L. Chapter eighteen – Wound infection and biofilms, In biofilms in infection prevention and control , edited by Steven L. Percival David W. Williams, Jacqueline Randle and Tracey Cooper, Academic Press, Boston, 2014, Pages 339-358
  • S. Finnegan and S. L. Percival, Advances in Wound Care, 2014
  • S. L. Percival, S. Finnegan, G. Donelli, C. Vuotto, S. Rimmer and B. A. Lipsky, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 2014, 0, 1-17
  • S. Finnegan, S.L. Percival, Advances in wound Care, 4, 415-421
  • B. Bleasdale, S. Finnegan, K. Murray, S. Kelly, S.L. Percival, Advances in Wound Care, 4, 422-430