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Molecular Wiring in Smart Dressings: Opening a New Route to Monitoring Wound pH

McLister, A and Davis, J (2015) Molecular Wiring in Smart Dressings: Opening a New Route to Monitoring Wound pH. Healthcare, 3 . pp. 466-477. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.3390/healthcare3030466


It has been proposed that fluctuations in wound pH can give valuable insights into the healing processes in chronic wounds, but acquiring such data can be a technological challenge especially where there is little sample available. Developments in voltammetric pH sensing have opened up new avenues for the design of probes that can function in ultra-small volumes and can be inherently disposable but, as yet few can meet the demands of wound monitoring. A preliminary investigation of the pH response of a new redox wire prepared from a peptide homopolymer of tryptophan is presented and its potential applicability as a sensing material for use in smart dressings is critically discussed.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Smart Bandages Wound Monitoring Wound pH Electrode Tryptophan
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:31995
Deposited By: Professor James Davis
Deposited On:01 Jul 2015 10:19
Last Modified:01 Jul 2015 10:19

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