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Electric bandages help to fight infection

Medical technologists have created electric bandages that have a mechanism that helps to fight infection. These bandages have recently been put to a practical test and they have successfully challenged biofilms.

Signal-sending smart bandage in development

Swansea - A 'smart' bandage that can detect how a wound is healing and send electronic messages back to doctors is in development. The bandage could be in hospitals within a year.

Pathogen fighting cloth shows success

An anti-bacterial cloth, effective against a range of pathogenic bacteria, has been developed. In studies the cloth has proven to be effective in avoiding wound contamination. Applications include bandages and face masks.

Dressing senses infection with color change

A dressing has been devised which senses infections by changing color. People who suffer with burns are very vulnerable should the wound become infected; the new bandage is a way to signal medics.

'Bed-of needles' super grip plaster for surgical wounds

Boston - U.S. scientists have designed a super grip plaster covered with microscopic needles to heal surgical wounds, BBC News is reporting. It is being called the "Bed of Needles" patch.

This smart bandage lets you know when wounds are infected

A medical technology has advanced, the band-aid usually gets left behind. Clear Strips bandages were introduced in 1957, then Liquid band-aids in 2002. Now, sensor-filled band-aids will soon be coming out.

Man claims Pizza Hut sold him pizza with bloody bandage in dough

Ballston Lake - A 52-year-old man from Ballston Lake, New York, has consulted a lawyer after he says he found a bloody bandage on his pizza.
 

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A wound dressing using a hydrogel containing florescent dye that is released in the presence of path...
A wound dressing using a hydrogel containing florescent dye that is released in the presence of pathogenic biofilms.
University of Brighton
Bandages are available in a wide range of types  from generic cloth strips to specialized shaped ban...
Bandages are available in a wide range of types, from generic cloth strips to specialized shaped bandages designed for a specific limb or part of the body. Bandages can often be improvised as the situation demands, using clothing, blankets or other material.
Cpl. Martin R. Harris

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