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“The innovators: colour-changing bandage to help fight antibiotic resistance”

Prototype dressing turns fluorescent when a wound is infected, allowing doctors to prescribe drugs only when needed.

Researchers at the University of Bath, led by Dr Toby Jenkins, have developed a type of dressing that can alert doctors when a wound becomes infected, avoiding the precautionary use of antibiotics.

The dressing releases a fluorescent dye in small dots when a wound, such as a burn, becomes infected, allowing medics to treat it quickly…

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“Glowing bandage could provide early infection detection for burn patients”

A new class of intelligent bandages is on its way, and may transform how doctors treat wounds, especially in burn patients who are highly susceptible to infection. This latest innovation comes out of the U.K. where researchers at the University of Bath have developed a dressing that turns fluorescent green when a wound becomes infected, reports MIT Technology Review……

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“Smart Bandage Signals Infection by Turning Fluorescent”

Bacterial infection is a fairly common and potentially dangerous complication of wound healing, but a new “intelligent” dressing that turns fluorescent green to signal the onset of an infection could provide physicians a valuable early-detection system.

Researchers in the United Kingdom recently unveiled a prototype of the color-changing bandage, which contains a gel-like material infused with tiny capsules that release nontoxic fluorescent dye in response to contact with populations of bacteria that commonly cause wound infections….

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