Most of the bio-adhesives used in domestic surgery, dermatology, and plastic surgery are foreign-made, and its high price burdens the patients. CEO Shin Jae-min of AZothBio said, "We have developed a new technology for price-competitive Korean-made bio-adhesives with better adhesive strength and biological safety than existing bio-products." AVING News interviewed Shin, the CEO of AZothBio, which participated in the MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) KTVF.
With "the Choice for the Better Life" as the basic corporate spirit, AZothBio is the R&D company of competitive bio medical products and AI new drug platform based on rich experience and knowledge in the life science/bio/medical development areas accumulated over a long period of time.
AZothBio was founded in May 2016, and based on patented biomedical adhesive technology, AZothBio set their goal to become the wound care specialist by developing wound dressing, bio-adhesive, hemostatic, and scar treatment products.
EG-Q Bond is a product that has improved the weaknesses of butyl cyanoacrylate and octyl cyanoacrylate, the materials commonly used in bio-adhesives. It has outstanding adhesive speed and mechanical characteristics, making it suitable as bio-adhesives. When EG-Q Bond is applied to the well-aligned tissue of the incised area, the incised areas are hardened in contact with each other, and a thin and elastic film is formed on the tissue to protect the wound from external contamination. In addition, when the wound is sutured using a suture thread during surgical operation, scars may be created. But, when using EG-Q Bond, these scars can be minimized and hypertrophic scars that may occur during recovery can also be minimized.
EG-Q SPECIAL is a colorless, odorless, fully waterproof wound coating that is quickly dried when applied. Other products cause severe pain and disinfectant odor when used, and it takes a long time to dry. But, EG-Q SPECIAL is a safe product that is easy to use even by young children because it doesn't hurt even when applied, does not smell, and dries quickly. When the liquid-type EG-Q SPECIAL is applied to the wound, the liquid solution dries in 15 seconds and a thin and transparent protective film is formed to prevent the infiltration of bacteria and water, and patented nano-pore technology is applied to block external foreign substances at the same time creates the environment necessary for regeneration and recovery, thus accelerating the healing process and preventing contamination or infection of wounds.
At AZothBio, a total of 18 employees made up of masters and doctors in physics, biochemical engineering, and molecular cell biology are working, and the executives and researchers with long experience working in prominent research institutions at home and abroad are participating in product development.
In particular, our ABM (Advanced BioMaterial) division led by Vice President Choi Yong-bok is developing products specialized in wound healing and scar management based on independently-developed patented technology, and has applied for 11 domestic and foreign patents. In addition, it has obtained NET (New Excellent Technology) certification from MAFRA, and has received MFDS approval, Europe CE approval, and GMP approval, completing the international standard quality management system certification (EN ISO13485).