Fluorescent Smart Bandages

A ‘smart’ bandage- it fluoresces when an infection is detected! I’d just like to point out the novelty of the design: “while there are other prototype dressings out there, which for example may detect a pH change, these are indirect methods.” This specific bandage works by detecting toxins released by the bacterial biofilm- which is a thin, mucous layer created in response to the body’s immune response. Hopefully this technology is able to survive the clinical trials!

Smart Bandages

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