Smart electronic bandage may heal chronic wounds

Posted on August 10th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

A new smart bandage may change our wound caring practices.Researchers have designed a “smart” bandage that is much more effective and faster-acting than regular healing patches. The same device can also be loaded with drugs, depending on the type and stage of the wound it is applied to. The idea for the new device was […]

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Now, there’s an injectable bandage that can heal internal injuries

Posted on July 30th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

An injectable bandage fabricated from a seaweed-derived gel that is used in cooking can stop internal bleeding and promote wound healing, according to researchers of Indian origin in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Texas A&M University. This self-administering injectable gel can prevent death from excessive blood loss from road traffic accidents, internal bleeding […]

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In a first, researchers have developed a portable 3D skin printer that deposits even layers of tissue to cover and heal deep wounds within minutes. For patients with deep skin wounds, all three skin layers – the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis – may be heavily damaged. The current preferred treatment is called split-thickness skin grafting, […]

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