Non-invasive, 3D printed, colourimetric, early wound-infection indicator

Dilidaer Yusufu, Erin Magee, Brendan Gilmore, Andrew Mills

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A simple, non-invasive, colour-based carbon dioxide (CO2) indicator is described. The indicator provides an indirect response to the rapid, aerobic microbial colonisation of an underlying wound when used in conjunction with an occlusive (i.e. sealed) dressing. The indicator has potential as an early warning indicator of infection in chronic wounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-442
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
Early online date30 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - 04 Jan 2022


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