June 2016 archive

Novel antimicrobial hydrogel for wound dressing

Prof Khutoryanskiy’s team has developed a new type of hydrogel wound dressings by simple autoclaving mixtures of two polymers in water. The hydrogels developed in their work, recently published in RSC Advances http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2016/ra/c6ra08234c (open access), have a unique combination of properties such as excellent swelling ability, good mechanical strength, adhesiveness to skin, as well as intrinsic antimicrobial activity.