What is it about?

This review presents a critical analysis on the performance of hemostatic bandages for instance its pliability, hemostasis time, anti-bacterial properties & effectiveness in coagulopathic conditions etc.

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Why is it important?

It provides researchers particularly those who are working on developing materials for wound care, a deeper insight of how blending & compositing polymeric matrix with nanomaterials enhance its hemostatic potential, mechanical & biological properties which are desirable in wound care.


I wrote this article after conducting a thorough research on chitosan based hemostatic bandages and how it can be utilized in theranostic applications. It gives material scientist a quick review of reported blends and composites with performance indicators and a deeper mechanistic insight.

Munezza Khan
National University of Sciences and Technology

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This page is a summary of: A review on recent advances in chitosan based composite for hemostatic dressings, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, March 2019, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.11.045.
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