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New smart bandage to help heal chronic wounds

Scientists have developed a wirelessly-controlled bandage, and a smartphone-sized platform that can precisely deliver different medications to facilitate the healing of hard to treat wounds. The bandage is equipped with miniature needles that can be controlled wirelessly -- allowing the drugs to be programmed by care providers without even visiting the patient, according to the research published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. This is an important step in engineering advanced bandages that can facilitate the healing of hard to treat wounds.The bandage does not need to be changed continuously, said Ali Tamayol, an associate professor at the University of Connecticut in the US. Given the range of processes necessary for wound healing, different medications are needed at different stages of tissue regeneration. The bandage can deliver medicine with minimal invasiveness, said researchers, including those from the Harvard Medical School in the US. With the platform, the ...


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