Wound dressing releases silver nanoparticles when infections occur

Although silver is highly effective at killing bacteria, it can also be toxic to humans in large amounts. That’s where a new wound dressing is intended to come in, as it only releases its silver payload when infections are present.Continue ReadingCateg… Continue reading Wound dressing releases silver nanoparticles when infections occur

VeCare tech relays wound data while leaving the bandage in place

One of the ironies of treating chronic wounds lies in the fact that when removing the dressing to check the wound, you often set back the healing process. A new type of “smart bandage” was designed with this problem in mind, as it transmits wound data … Continue reading VeCare tech relays wound data while leaving the bandage in place

Experimental chronic wound dressing made from human protein

If you’re trying to make a wound dressing that will be well-tolerated by the human body, you may be best off using human-derived materials. That’s the approach that German researchers have taken, creating a tropoelastin-based bandage.Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading Experimental chronic wound dressing made from human protein

Inexpensive collagen-based dressing could help heal chronic wounds

Chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers can be very difficult to treat, potentially leading to amputations or even death due to associated infections. A new dressing, however, may be able to heal such wounds while remaining much less expensive than… Continue reading Inexpensive collagen-based dressing could help heal chronic wounds

Black phosphorus coating kills superbugs then self-destructs

Bacteria are becoming more and more dangerous, as they evolve resistance to our best drugs. New weapons against these so-called “superbugs” are desperately needed. Now, researchers at RMIT have developed a coating that quickly kills bacteria and fungi,… Continue reading Black phosphorus coating kills superbugs then self-destructs

Hydrogel bandage uses body heat to speed wound healing

With a few experimental exceptions, bandages generally just cover wounds, as opposed to actively healing them. That’s not the case with a new heat-activated “active adhesive dressing” (AAD), however, which forgoes antibiotics while mimicking … Continue reading Hydrogel bandage uses body heat to speed wound healing