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Texas A&M Chemists Develop Nanoscale Bioabsorbable Wound Dressing
  • New type of anti-hemorrhage wound dressing created by combining highly entangled nanofibers of chitosan (widely used natural material) with a sugar-based hydrogel.
  • It’s easy to apply, and it can dissolve in as little as 7 days without the need to be removed.
  • Hemorrhage is the cause of over 35% of pre-hospital deaths, and over 40% of deaths within 24 hours of injury.
  • The new wound dressing has the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality through early and easy control of hemorrhage.
  • However, it’s still awaiting human trials, and so far has only been applied to liver injuries in rats, rabbits and pigs.


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