Smart bandages you press for antibacterial action

Written by Jason Woolford for Chemistry World

Researchers in China have developed capsules for use in bandages that can store antibacterials and control their activity, aiding in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

The smart bandage contains silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) packaged in carbon below a layer of phosphate buffered saline (PBS). Pressing the bandage causes the layers to interact, releasing the antibacterial silver particles

Bacterial strains resilient towards multiple drugs are an increasingly common and dangerous part of the 21st century. With repercussions global in scale, innovative devices are needed that deliver antibacterial agents precisely and instantly so bacteria cannot adapt.

The full story can be read in Chemistry World.

The original article can be read below and is free to access until the 31st May 2016.:

The first visually observable three-mode antibiotic switch and its relative 3D printing assisted applications
Miaoxing Liu, Fang Fang, Xiangwei Song, Fen Yu, Fengshun Li, Xiaotong Shi, Chaowen Xue, Tingtao Chen and Xiaolei Wang*
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, 4, 2544-2547
DOI: 10.1039/C6TB00576D

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