Chronic wounds are a serious pain for nearly half a million Australians.
They can be pressure sores or ulcers that just won’t heal on their own.
With obesity and diabetes on the rise, in an ageing population, the problem’s going to get even worse.
Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed the world’s first plasma-coated therapeutic bandage.
Lead researcher Dr Thomas Michl says the antioxidant coating is the secret weapon that actively helps fight infection.
The “novel coatings turn any wound dressing into an active participant in the healing process – not only covering and protecting the wound, but also knocking down excessive inflammation and infection,” Dr Michl said.
He said regular dressings could be upgraded with the special coating to fast track healing of stubborn wounds.
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