Researchers from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, have developed 3D printable direct and indirect patches with wound-healing capabilities. 

In an article published in the journal Pharmaceutics, 3D printable inks based on pectin, a naturally occurring substance found in berries, apples, and other fruit, which form free‐standing transparent films designed to treat shallow wounds and ulcers.

“The application of traditional dressings, like cotton bandages or gauzes, absorb the moisture contained by the wound, leading to dehydration of the wound surface, and subsequently decreasing the healing rate,” the research states.

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