engineering careers  Medical dressing that changes colour could save lives
engineering careers  Medical dressing that changes colour could save lives

Researchers from Bath University are developing a medical dressing that changes colour to indicate infection.

The dressing works by releasing fluorescent dye from small capsules and changing colour when it detects toxins from bacteria.

It allows doctors to treat the infection quickly after the dressing has changed colour. It is hoped that it will be especially helpful when treating young burn victims as they are more susceptible to bacterial infections.