usual YOU may hurt or injured due to road accidents, while playing sports or participating in outdoor activities or due to surgical wounds.Usually you directly to the clinic for treatment or a few more just to try traditional medicines such as herbs and so on.
For some wounds, scars will not go away and left a little less enjoyable.However, there are certain brands that allegedly cut drugs capable of reducing the scars but it depends on which drugs are used. The scarring can cause profound psychological impact on the individual, and feelings of shame and low self-esteem often surrounds them. However, the findings of two researchers of the Institute of Marine Biotechnology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) in Kuala Terengganu should be able to give them good news of the discovery of the hydrogel to treat wounds, Scalogel. According to the Head of Research, Assoc. Dr. Mohd. Effendy Ab Wahid, material or hydrogel wound healing is produced using chitosan as the base material. Research conducted with researchers Thirukanthan Chandra Segaran the past two years to produce the prototype Scalogel now ready to be marketed in the form of gel. It can help restore the morphological structure of the skin through collagen formation. The study was funded through the additional provision for seahorse study contributed by Johor Corp Biotech. He said, chitosan is a natural biopolymer derived from chitin , The main components in the organism, crustaceans such as shrimp, crab and king crab. In addition it can also be obtained from fish scales, such as grouper or arowana. “The substance is known in the field of wound management with natural materials that are easy to latch and hemostatic (stops bleeding) is important in ensuring that the bleeding could minimized.
hydrogel materials also provide a moist environment and promotes the healing process occurs with the environment. This is because during the wound, the infection that causes the liquid eksudatif out of the blood vessels to the area wound and surrounding tissue.
pressure on surrounding nerves caused by eksudatif fluid (fluid that comes out of the dilation of blood vessels as a result) is the cause of pain in the wound.
situation will worsen if the wound is contaminated with the bacteria.
“The ability to accommodate a liquid hydrogel through absorption action help accelerate wound contraction, thereby reducing the gap between the wound, and help reduce scar formation.
“The raw materials used are also non-toxic and does not show any side effects of environmentally-friendly”.
“materials of this hydrogel shows it is antibacterial bergram positive Staphylococcus aureus among Bacillus sp . and Streptococcus sp that is often found on the skin surface.
“In addition, the resulting hydrogel also promote wound healing process occurs more quickly, “said Effendy Dr.Mohd.
chitin materials obtained from tilapia fish scales are processed in stages until the formation of chitosan and finally Scalogel. It only should be applied to the wound and show healing response in a shorter time than other similar products on the market.
With the success, she believes it will help solve problems and prevent permanent scarring wounds on the body.
“As the hydrogel is a polymer that is flexible, it can be used to treat wounds in areas such as joint-use movement, folding elbows, knees, etc. because of high melekapnya, “he said.
Due to the size of particles used chitin materials is 5kDa, it can penetrate the pores of the skin. This makes it suitable as placebo ( basic ingredients can be mixed with other medications for the pharmaceutical industry.
Nature hydrogel simple drying with antibacterial properties enable it to be used as a mask for skin care products.
The group is now waiting for the company who are able and interested in commercialization. Those interested can contact her via e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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