Color changing wound dressing to fight bacterial infection

Scientists have come up with a color changing wounds dressing that is capable of detecting the presence of infections around the wound. The dressing works by releasing a fluorescent dye after the bacteria on the wound have release toxins. Doctors have found this method so efficient, as they can detect any bacterial infection and be able to quickly treat the patients especially children with burns. The technique will also reduce dressing and dressing of wounds now and then which is sometimes painful, with this color changing dressing the doctors will remove the wound dress only when they detect bacterial infection. The team of researchers lead by Dr Toby Jenkins from Biophysical chemistry, have been awarded £1 M to test the prototype dressing from the samples taken from different victims with burnt wounds. Dr Toby said that if the project succeeds at the end, it will really save a lot of lives.