Diagnosing Wound Infection with a 'Smart' Wound Dressing

 

Dr Toby Jenkins, University of Bath

20 March 2015

 

All wounds become exposed to bacteria, but not all become infected? Why is this, and can we use chemistry to obtain early warning of infection via biochemical changes in the wound environment? This talk will explore the nature of wound bacterial infection and present very recent data from work at the University of Bath on the development of our prototype wound dressing which detects the toxins secreted by bacteria as they grow within a wound.