Plastic-wrap-like nanosheets block infection from burn wounds

Plastic-wrap-like nanosheets block infection from burn wounds

A new biomaterial clings to all the curves and wrinkles of the human body to help keep bacteria out of difficult-to-treat wounds.

August 22, 2014
Manufacturing Group

Polyester is often associated with disco-era clothing or modern technical fabrics, but the polymer now has a new use that could revolutionize the way burn wounds are treated. A team of researchers from Tokai University in Japan has developed an ultrathin coating called a nanosheet that can be placed over burn wounds to seal out dangerous bacteria.

Read the full article on the nanosheet by Amanda Kooser.