The current standard practice is to prescribe antibiotics for many wounds including burns before a diagnosis is confirmed. This is because removing dressings too soon can be painful for the patient and increase the amount of scarring.
Enter smart dressing.
Monday BBC News reports about smart dressing:
It works by releasing fluorescent dye from tiny capsules when toxins are given out by bacteria in a wound.
Leading the project into smart dressings is Dr Toby Jenkins, reader in biophysical chemistry at Bath; the research team has been awarded almost £1m by the Medical Research Council and it sounds like this time it may be money well spent.
Tests into the actual dressings continue with protoypes.
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