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Researchers Load Fibers with Antibiotics for Skin Healing
Posted: December 8, 2009
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According to the group, the dressing allows doctors to administer high levels of antibiotics without toxicity issues. In addition, there is no need for constant wound cleaning and redressing. The dressing has passed in vitro physical and mechanical tests and has inhibited bacteria in the laboratory. The researchers reportedly are seeking a strategic partner to co-develop the research and commercialize the dressing. Althought the dressing was developed for burns and bed sores, the ability of its fibers to carry materials such as antibiotics may have future applications in the treatment of skin conditions.