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

A McLister, J Davis

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)466-477
    JournalHealthcare
    Volume3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2015

    Keywords

    • Smart Bandages Wound Monitoring Wound pH Electrode Tryptophan

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