Chemical Gel Developed to Detect If Wound is Infected

by Kathy Jones on  September 16, 2011 at 9:18 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

Researchers from Sheffield ČUniversity in Britain have developed a new chemical gel that glows to indicate that the wound is infected.
 Chemical Gel Developed to Detect If Wound is Infected
Chemical Gel Developed to Detect If Wound is Infected

The new gel emits a pinkish glow when an infected wound is viewed under ultraviolet light, allowing doctors to quickly identify any infection and go about the best way to treat it. The gel is also useful among doctors in the army with a number of battlefield wounds being prone to infection.

The researchers said that they have also found the gel to remove infectious bacteria from the wound site when it was tested on mice in the laboratory. The gel is yet to undergo a trial but is expected to be ready for human testing within the next two years.

"If you know you've got an infection it's going to change how you treat your soldiers, it's going to change how you're going to treat those patients in the home. We could get to an early-stage clinical trial in two to three years", one of the researchers, Professor Sheila MacNeil said.

Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Keloids 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive