Bandages, slings, and bandages are commonly used in the medical world, but they are difficult to adhere to or control their adhesion. Now, with the help of sound waves and fine bubbles, not only can the bandages be kept on moist skin, but their adhesion can also be controlled.
Scientists from the University of British Columbia and other universities have developed this technology, which uses ultrasound and bubbles to not only increase the adhesive capacity of strips but also to increase or decrease the effectiveness of the adhesive as needed.
Professor Jian Yao Lai associated with McGill University said that experts from different fields of many institutions have participated in its preparation. They say that the bandage slips frequently on sweaty or moist skin. Now new technology keeps them firmly glued in place.
The scientists found that by applying ultrasound to the sides of the bandage, the adhesive inside the bandage could be strengthened and adhere better to the skin or tissues.
On the other hand, German experts have made the glue stick more strongly with the help of microscopic bubbles and this can have many benefits in the wound healing process.
Both teams tested it on mice with promising results. In addition, by agitating the glue of the strips with bubbles, the medicine hidden inside can also be released as needed. The bubbles can then be used in cancer, tissue repair, and even precision medicine.
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