HK Joint School

Antimicrobial Black Soldier Fly Ecoplaster

Our Product: Antimicrobial
Black Soldier Fly

Research object: Black Soldier Fly (BSF)

We visited a black soldier fly farm and discovered its strong antibacterial abilities.

Societal Problems

1 - Chronic wounds

Globally, an estimated 6.7 million people suffer from chronic wounds.

2 - Bacterial infection

Bacteria may enter blood through wounds and cause bacterial infection, which is the second-leading cause of death.

3 - Antibiotics resistance

Multidrug-resistant bacteria have rendered antibiotics ineffective against chronic wounds and bacterial infections.

4 - Plastic pollution

Traditional plastic plasters made of PVC take years to decompose, contributing to severe plastic pollution.

Our solution: Biodegradable plasters containing antimicrobial peptides (AMP)

Antimicrobial peptides have a strong antibacterial ability. Our hydrogel plaster utilises antimicrobial peptides derived from BSF to kill bacteria in wounds, preventing bacterial infections and chronic wounds.

Our hydrogel plaster is made up of the shell of BSF, which is biodegradable and takes only a few weeks to decompose.