Fluorescent gell dressing indicate infection


Intravenous products: BBC news report “A wound dressing that glows to indicate an infection has been developed. Scientists at Sheffield University have produced a gel containing molecules that bind to bacteria and activate a fluorescent dye. The dressing emits a pinkish glow under ultraviolet light when harmful levels of bacteria are present. It should help doctors treating chronic wounds such as ulcers. Army medics could also use it to identify soldiers with infected battlefield injuries. Part of the funding for the research has come from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, an agency of the Ministry of Defence. It is hoped that testing on patients will begin within two years.

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