Smart Bandages

by kso on Apr. 15th, 2013

Not your grandma's bandage
Not your grandma's bandageCourtesy Ivy Dawned
Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a wound dressing that can detect infection. In the presence of disease-causing pathogenic bacteria, tiny nanocapsules release dye that fluoresces under UV light. Currently, these wound dressings are being used for pediatric burn victims, whose immature immune systems make them particularly susceptible to infection.

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