Gelation time, homogeneity, and rupture testing of alginate-calcium carbonate-hydrogen peroxide gels for use as wound dressings.

@article{Alexander2012GelationTH,
  title={Gelation time, homogeneity, and rupture testing of alginate-calcium carbonate-hydrogen peroxide gels for use as wound dressings.},
  author={Brendan R Alexander and Kathleen E Murphy and Joanne Gallagher and Garrett F Farrell and Gertie Taggart},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials},
  year={2012},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={425-31}
}
The care of chronic wounds carries a heavy financial burden on the healthcare industry, with billons being spent annually on their treatment. This, coupled with a decreased quality of life for sufferers, has led to a real urgency in developing inexpensive wound dressings that promote wound healing. Alginate gels for application as wound dressings were formed by varying alginate (0%-6% w/v), calcium carbonate (0%-1% w/v), hydrogen peroxide (0%-3.75% v/v), and hyaluronic acid (0-1.25 mg/L… CONTINUE READING