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Sep 26, 2022

Leveraging Electronic Sensors in Smart Wound Dressings

Combining wearable technology with telemedicine has proven effective in remote diagnosis and avoiding unnecessary office visits. And now, new approaches to wound management are exploring the potential of smart wearable devices that deliver real-time data to patients and physicians.

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May 9, 2022

The Role of Wound Cleansers in Wound Management

Ensuring a high quality of care is a critical requirement in any wound healing process. Wound cleansing plays an integral part in the management of acute traumatic wounds and chronic wounds and can help create favorable conditions for healing.

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Mar 3, 2022

The Critical Role of Dressings in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), also known as vacuum-assisted wound closure or “wound vac,” refers to a system that applies sub-atmospheric pressure to a wound surface in order to draw out fluid and help promote faster healing with reduced risk of infection.

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Jan 25, 2022

Conductive Hydrogels and Their Multiple Medical Applications

Hydrogels are widely utilized within advanced wound care. Their unique and highly tuneable properties allow them to be applied to solve many of the issues faced in the medical field.

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Nov 11, 2021

Benefits of Hydrocolloids in Advanced Wound Care

Hydrocolloids contain gel-forming agents/properties that are combined with a flexible adhesive applied to a carrier, such as a polyurethane film, to create an absorbent, self-adhesive, waterproof dressing. As one of the most advanced wound care products available, hydrocolloid dressings are ideal for wounds that are experiencing mild to moderate drainage.

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Aug 4, 2021

Smart Hydrogels and Their Applications in Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery

Outside of wound dressings, many areas have been seen to benefit from the utilisation of hydrogel technology. Here we explore some of the smart gel technologies - a class of hydrogels - available, how they respond to a changing environment and their potential applications in the medical industry.

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Nov 10, 2020

Skin Adhesives And Topical Solutions to Manage Diabetic Skin Conditions

There are 387 million people living with diabetes worldwide today, and more than ½ billion expected by 2035, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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Aug 11, 2020

Hydrogels -- Beyond Debridement Applications

Hydrogels have long been a staple for advanced wound and burn care to facilitate debridement -- the removal of damaged tissue or foreign objects from a wound. They can absorb and retain wound exudates, promoting fibroblast proliferation and keratinocyte migration

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May 12, 2020

Assessing Dressing Options for Advanced Wound Care (AWC)

Wound care products like bandages and gauze – often coupled with topicals like antibacterial ointment –are usually sufficient for treating minor injuries like scrapes and cuts.

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Jul 11, 2019

Topical Formulation For Sun Protection

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined, per the American Cancer Society. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention.

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