Signaling Skin pH with Indicator Dyes

Mohr, Gerhard
January 2011
Cosmetics & Toiletries;Jan2011, Vol. 126 Issue 1, p64
The article focuses on indicator dyes, which can detect infection by changing its colors developed by the team of Gerhard Mohr of The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies (EMFT). It says that the indicator dyes are designed for chronic wounds and not for use in dressings for bleeding wounds because the blood can stain the dyes. Moreover, the team plans to integrate optical sensor into the dressings to better understand the process in wounds and healing.


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