Arobella Medical - Sound Touch for Wound Care™

Young Investigator's Award
presented at SAWC April 26 - 29, 2009

Ms. Geleana Drew Alston, BS, MT(ASCP) was presented the Young Investigator's Award during the Symposium on Advanced Skin and Wound Care (SAWC-Spring 2009). Ms. Alston's discoveries are described in an article titled "Low frequency ultrasound (35 KHz) reduces prokaryotic and eukaryotic growth, alters cell wall structure and colonial characteristics in vitro". Ms. Alston is the Laboratory Coordinator & Instructor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science at Winston-Salem State University.

Low-frequency ultrasound research was conducted using the Qoustic Wound Therapy System® on grant from Arobella Medical, LLC, an innovative company committed to providing wound care professionals with sophisticated technology to manage today's most difficult cases. The Qoustic Wound Therapy System, patented and patent pending, uses ultrasonic energy for the selective dissection and fragmentation of tissues, wound debridement (acute and chronic wounds, burns, diseased or necrotic tissue) and cleansing saline irrigation of the site for the removal of debris, exudates, fragments, and other matter. Not only does the Qoustic Wound Therapy System provide a superior debriding process, but it also allows for more control over the procedure. The unique domed shape of the Qoustic Qurette® significantly advances state-of-the-art technology by permitting controlled volumetric removal of unwanted tissue while focusing ultrasonic energy directly on the area of the wound being treated.

Additional credit goes to the following individuals for their efforts toward earning the Young Initiatives Award 2009:

  • Mr. Alex Stovall - Graduate Student,
    Masters of Physical Therapy, Winston-Salem State University
  • Ms. Tracy Vernon - Graduate Student,
    Masters of Physical Therapy, Winston-Salem State University
  • Mr. Devin Winter - Graduate Student,
    Masters of Physical Therapy, Winston-Salem State University
  • Ms. Teresa Conner-Kerr, PT, Ph.D., CWS, CLT
    Chair & Professor, Department of Physical Therapy,
    Winston-Salem State University

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