Infection activates silver nanoparticle wound dressing

December 20th, 2021

Although silver is highly effective at killing bacteria, it can also be toxic to humans in large amounts. A new wound dressing has been created that will release its silver nanoparticles only when infections are present. Currently being developed at the University of South Australia, the dressing is intended mainly for use on children with […]

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Life-saving textiles

October 26th, 2020

Enhanced functionalities drive healthcare textiles' growth. by Seshadri Ramkumar Healthcare textiles span a range of applications from hospital drapes to wound care and compression products used during recovery and rehabilitation after surgeries. Single-to-limited-life textile products find medical-related applications such as implants, barriers against microbes and lifestyle enhancement products used in caring for everyone from babies […]

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Wound dressings can be made from bacterial alginate

August 5th, 2016

A collaboration among four German entities led by the Hohenstein Institute and Kelheim Fibers GmbH has successfully developed wound dressings made from bacterial alginate. The aim of the project was to develop a biotechnological process to produce alginate and then process it into fiber-based products for use in wound dressings. The project is known as […]

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