Burn Dressing Irrigator


Burn dressing irrigation system, ideal for large wounds which have infection or colonization and require treatment with antibiotic solutions

Inventors: Paul J. Chestovich MD

Dr. Paul J. Chestovich is a tenured Associate Professor of Surgery at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). He is the Medical Director of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and the Associate Medical Director of the Nevada Donor Network.

The Invention: 

This product is an irrigation system to allow more frequent application of antibiotic solutions without performing a dressing change. The system is made of plastic or other synthetic which would have a system of small channels linked to a port through which would have a system of small channels linked to a port through which a solution is infused. 


  • Nothing else on the market which allows for irrigation of a large open wound while allowing the dressing to stay in place
  • Useful for large burn patients, especially over large surface regions of the body which may require a dressing with solution
  • Useful for large, chronic wounds which require irrigation of an antimicrobial solution 

Market Opportunity: 

  • The burn care market is currently valued at $2.50B and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.18 between 2024 and 2030. The demand for new products in this space is growing and more people are willing to try new products to tend to their burn care efforts.

Intellectual property:

  • Concept, have created similar system in the operating room using large gauze and red rubber catheters
Patent Information:
Medical Devices
For Information, Contact:
John Minnick
Business Development Officer
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Paul Chestovich
Med Devices, Diagnostics & Healthtech
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