NTU Singapore scientists develop antibacterial gel bandage using durian husk

“With the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the world will need multiple alternative ways to prevent infections. An effective way to protect open wounds is with antimicrobial bandages that are biocompatible and safe for prolonged use by humans. This is especially important for diabetic patients suffering from chronic wounds,” explained Prof Chen, the Michael Fam Chair Professor in Food Science and Technology at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

“By using waste products which are currently discarded in large quantities – durian husks and glycerol – we could turn waste into a valuable biome

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