NEWSLETTER 9 (DECEMBER 2006)
The Seventh International Conference on Biotherapy will be held in the in Seoul, Korea, June 20-24, 2007. The main subjects of the Conference will be: Maggot Debridement Therapy, Hirudotherapy, Apitherapy, Ichthiotherapy, Bacteriotherapy, Helminthotherapy and Biodiagnostics.
VETERINARY MAGGOT THERAPY REFERRAL PAGE
This is a partial listing of North American Veterinarians who use maggot therapy in their animal practice
WOUND DRESSING WITHOUT MAGGOTS
Scientists in the United Kingdom have developed a new wound dressing that could bring the benefits of maggot therapy to patients without putting live Lucilia sericata maggots into non-healing wounds. The joint research project of Stephen Britland from Bradford University and David Pritchard of Nottingham University included colleagues from the Bradford-based biotechnology company AGT Sciences Ltd. It describes development and preliminary testing in laboratory cell cultures of the new hydrogel dressing in a report for publication in the Oct. 6 issue of the ACS bimonthly journal Biotechnology Progress.
MECHANICAL DEVICE TO REPLACE THE MEDICINAL LEECH
Conforti et al. 2002 (http://www.vard.org/jour/02/39/4/pdf/conforti.pdf)
The use of MDT is growing throughout the world; in the US there are approximately 300 centers, and about 1,000 centers in Europe using maggot therapy.
LITERATURE ON BIOTHERAPY (2004-2006)