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Business Forum hosts meeting for a research scientist
Bombay Palace restaurant in the West End was the venue for an interesting and medically useful presentation by a research scientist who has devoted a major part of her adult life to finding effective cures for Asian skin diseases and wounds.
Sujata Jolly, Managing Director and the top research scientist at Depeche Mode Laboratories has done valuable research in wound healing and other skin diseases. At the meeting there were renowned medicos like Dr. Sunil Chopra and Dr. Diwakar Sukul; and business magnates like Dr. S.P. Sharma, APS Chawla, Hemant Patel. Bobby Kapoor from Merril Lynch and Sameer from JPS Morgan were also there to listen to Sujata Jolly and the story of another important success in the field of healing.
Her subject ‘Advanced Wound Healing in 21 Century - New Concept Based on a Logical Approach to Wound Management’, evoked great interest among the audience present. Sujata is a medical scientist and has been researching the age-old problem of wound healing, in particular advanced wound management techniques. Her presentation gave a fascinating insight into the history of wound healing, combining this with staggering statistics of the cost of managing chronic and acute wound. Finally, she showed with practical case studies how her innovative procedure could save the NHS millions in both cost and resource.
Sujata says that “The history of wounds is almost as old as mankind. In the ancient times, wound related problems were responsible for very high mortality rates. The ancient sages pondered over wound healing and discovered the benefits of using certain plants, honey and maggots. In recent times, wound management has become a major concern and has been a subject of serious scientific research but a satisfactory solution remains elusive. Honey and maggots saw a revival, plants usage declined, usage of plasters and bandages - particularly pressure bandages. Covering the wound has become accepted wisdom and the use of pressure bandages had soared. More recently, in-vitro studies on cell growth have opened a new chapter in advanced wound management. As often happens in research, these studies raise more questions than offer practical answers to the problem.”
Sujata noted that in many cases covering the wounds tightly transformed a simple cut or graze into an ulcer, particularly in the older patients. She started looking for a radical solution which allowed the wound to breathe and created conditions to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. This was a new concept, contrary to conventional theories, but Sujata persisted and after many years of painstaking work, succeeded in developing a satisfactory product – simple, safe and effective - using proteins of natural origin. She tested the product on numerous patients with an unexpectedly high success rate. The product is called Youki the Wound Healer and is now commercially available. Sujata’s new challenge is to convince the medical fraternity and the regulatory authorities of the benefits of using Youki in respect of financial savings, better and faster response and it being patient-friendly. India Link Business Forum proved to be a suitable channel that could help scientists like Sujata by giving her an opportunity to speak to elite members of the forum and invited guests to look for a way forward.
India Link Business Forum meeting was attended by eminent doctors, business magnates and investors. Sujata started her presentation with the historical examples of wound problems particularly how the well-known celebrity Christopher Reeve suffered from pressure sores leading to his death from serious systemic infection. Statistics suggest that wound complications leading to mortality are quite common. Her interesting talk was followed by a lively discussion and I understand that this has lead to further meetings and discussions taking place with some of our members.
Sujata has also studied the correlation between diabetes and slow healing ulcers and she pointed out that the incidents of diabetes are 3 – 5 times more common in Asians in the United Kingdom compared to indigenous white population. Sujata has particularly studied diabetic foot ulcers and found Youki was a considerably better alternative to the conventional treatments.
Youki is based on ancient wisdom, utilising the natural ingredients, replaces plasters and dressings by forming an inert film over the wound, creating optimum conditions for healing. Sujata illustrated her presentation with case histories to support her claims of Youki’s superiority over the conventional treatments. Sujata would be pleased to advise the India Link readers on wound problems without any obligation, and more detailed information is available on the following internet sites: