Healing wounds with alginate

After breast or belly reduction surgery, there is often skin “left over”. Now a research group in Trondheim is using this extra skin to find out how it reacts to different alginates. The hypothesis is that special types of alginate can have a beneficial effect on the process of healing wounds in special patient groups. The ultimate goal is to develop a new type of alginate bandage. The project participants include NTNU, SINTEF and Algipharma, a Norwegian company.