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Paper: Clinical and Antibiofilm Efficacy of Antimicrobial Hydrogels

A new paper has been accepted by the journal Advances in Woundcare, written by collaborator Stephen Percival, group member Simon Finnegan and Professor Stephen Rimmer.

Abstract:
Hydrogels have been shown to have a significant role to play in wound healing. Hydrogels are used to assist in the management of dry, sloughy, or necrotic wounds. However, recent scientific evidence has shown that biofilms delay wound healing and increase a wound propensity to infection. It is therefore essential that hydrogels incorporating antimicrobials demonstrate efficacy on biofilms. Consequently, it is the aim of this article to review the efficacy of hydrogels, incorporating antimicrobials, on wounds with specific reference to their efficacy on biofilms.

The full paper is available here:

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/wound.2014.0556