What is it about?

This paper details the development of a hydrogel-type wound dressing from a cellulose derivative. Because the hydrogel is prepared differently, the wound dressing possesses a different set of properties that need to be analyzed, such as its antimicrobial activity and its absorption capacity towards wound secretions. Lastly, the rate at which the hydrogel absorbs liquid is measured in order to determine the appropriate size and thickness for the purpose of product design.

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Why is it important?

The hydrogel wound dressing promises to be a cheaper alternative to the commercially available wound dressings and would therefore be more accessible and affordable to people- especially the indigent ones.

Perspectives

Writing this article with my students has been a great pleasure, as it is one of the studies that helped shape the direction and vision of my research laboratory.

Terence Tumolva
University of the Philippines Diliman

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This page is a summary of: Developing a Physically Cross-Linked Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Hydrogel for Wound Dressing Applications, Materials Science Forum, March 2019, Trans Tech Publications, DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/msf.947.3.
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