Natures Building Blocks

Biotechnology is playing a transformative role in solving humankind’s most complex problems

Nature’s Building Blocks is produced for PolyNovo by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions and presented by the ICBA

This series explores the innovations and partnerships that are driving forward biotechnology industries, through the personal stories of the people behind the science – and those whose lives and livelihoods depend on it.

This video was produced for PolyNovo by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News as part of the “Nature’s Building Blocks”, presented by The International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA).

PolyNovo’s film tells the story of John Weeks who suffered burns to 75% of his body from an explosion in his car. As the first burns patient to be treated with BTM, we follow his story and gain an insight into how burn injuries have a profound impact on the lives of survivors and their families. We also follow Professor John Greenwood who treated him and was the driving force behind the development of BTM. Together with Dr Tim Moore the chief scientist at PolyNovo, they developed NovoSorb BTM and pioneered this paradigm shift in the management of burns patients.

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