©2017 THE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OFFICE | FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY PAGE 6 Current Patents ViVex-Cel is a patented advanced wound care recovery device. The device is designed for chronic wounds (those that take 3 or more weeks to heal) and supplies the necessary environment for enhanced wound care recovery. The customizable device provides hydration, electrolytes, and a stable and selectable pH directly to the wound site. It can also deliver analgesics and anesthetics directly to the wound. Device removal does not damage the healing wound and the device can stay in place up to 10 days, thereby reducing medical staff costs. It is also available in a desiccated battle-field ready form. With ViVex-Cel, Fayetteville State University won third place in the International Innovations in Material Science (iMatSci) Competition sponsored by the Materials Research Society. The inventor of ViVex-Cel, Dr. Carla Raineri Padilla, represented the university. The iMatSci competition is designed to demonstrate the latest and greatest innovations in materials science. There were 2 rounds of competition and the top 26 international finalists, were allowed to demonstrate their inventions at the MRS meeting. Finalists included entrants from the United States, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, France and Brazil. With ViVex-Cel, Fayetteville State University won third place in the International Innovations in Material Science (iMatSci) Competition sponsored by the Materials Research Society. ViVex-Cel Advanced Wound Recovery Device