Hydrogel Bandage Heals Wounds

Hydrogel Bandage Heals Wounds
An innovative algae-inspired hydrogel bandage mimics embryonic fluid to help heal even chronic wounds without antibiotics.

Developed by teams at McGill and Harvard University, the ADD (active adhesive dressing) consists of an alginate hydrogel that has been embedded with silver nanoparticles. The hydrogel is incorporated into a water-resistant polymer that shrinks at temperatures of 90°F, allowing the dressing to adhere firmly to the skin (similarly to the way embryonic skin pulls tightly to heal without scarring). The amount of stress on the skin can be altered, allowing areas such as joints more flexibility, while the hydrogel promotes wound healing with no dangerous side effects.

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