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Bandages to be applied by new Electrospinning Device

A team of researchers at the Montana Technological University have developed a new electrospinnning device which no only can create bandages using biocompatible polymer fibres, but is fully portable. 

The team had to ensure that the device wasn’t dangerous for human use, as previously the drug or fibre administration could have been too powerful and dangerous. This has been deterred by the team creating the device with a limited electric field. To reduce this even further, they also used air in their device, much like a spray paint. 

“In spray painting, pressurised gas forces direct particles toward a surface, creating a sort of deposited material,” said author Lane Huston. “Like spray painting, the EStAD device is used by directing its nozzle at the desired surface during operation, causing a fibre mat to be deposited onto that surface.”

This device is intended to be used on wounds on the skin. The fibres can be sprayed directly onto the wound, covering it with a bandage layer. 

You can read more here: The Engineer
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November 15, 2019

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Sally

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