A way to improve the quality of life of people with diabetes

Researchers from the FEMSA Biotechnology Center development a treatment for severe skin wounds that helps the scarring of injuries on people that have diabetic ulcers, vascular damage, surgical wounds and burns to the skin.

Through a collaboration among the FEMSA Biotechnology Center, Tecnológico de Monterrey and Farmacias Yza, Oaxaca became the first state in Mexico to receive this technology. The Governor Alejandro Murat Hinojosa delivered 300 new treatments in his State.

This new treatment will prevent amputations and loss of extremities, which constitute a great improvement in medical technology. Scientists from the FEMSA Biotechnology Center that developed this innovation were led by the Center director, Héctor Cabrera Fuentes.

After delivering the first treatment to patient Antonio Castellanos Aguilar, who has suffered from a diabetic injury for the past eight years, the Governor recognized the work that the researchers at the FEMSA Biotechnology Center do for the treatment of these illnesses. He referred to their work as “a quantum leap to safeguard the health and lives of Mexicans.”

With the donation of 300 treatments of this new product to Health Services in Oaxaca, we strengthen the links of cooperation among academic and research institutions, the private sector and governments in favor of the people’s health.

Our director, Mariano Montero, pointed out that FEMSA Foundation is the social investment Branch of FEMSA, which is why in collaboration with Tecnológico de Monterrey, we bolster the work on these treatments for the scarring of severe skin injuries, which are a turning point in the care of Mexican patients.

The Governor acknowledged the combined efforts among private initiative, research centers and the State Government to give a better quality of life to the people that suffer from a condition.

A faster scarring of severe skin injuries

The Dean of the School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Manuel Zertuche, said that this treatment represents hope for the people that have these illnesses. He expressed gratitude for the trust that the Health Services of Oaxaca put in this technological innovation to be able to make it available to people and elevate the quality of life of those who use it.

The Health Secretary of Oaxaca, Donato Casas Escamilla, pointed out that more than 5 million people die each year as a consequence of external wounds and their complications, which can lead to amputation and loss of extremities depending on the severity of the condition.

As a part of these initiatives, 40 physicians and nursing staff in Oaxaca will be benefited with training for the correct application of this treatment in patients in the state of Oaxaca.