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26 January 2012

UCT researcher develops self-regulating vacuum dressing for wounds

A UCT researcher has made a significant advance in the field of wound care by developing a self-regulating vacuum dressing for wounds.

A UCT researcher has made a significant advance in the field of wound care by developing a self-regulating vacuum dressing for wounds.

“Similarly, if a wound has a very good blood supply, it will allow the dressing to apply higher suction pressures than usual, which will reduce swelling of the wound and improve wound healing.”

 
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