Blue health solutions: harnessing aquatic resources for hydrogel wound dressings in human and animal care

01 December 2023 → 30 November 2027
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering not elsewhere classified
aquatic resources hydrogel wound healing collagen sustainability
Project description

The "Blue Health Solutions" project aims to develop innovative hydrogel wound dressings by harnessing the untapped potential of aquatic resources. Focusing on sustainability and availability, our research explores the extraction of collagen from fish skin and combination with alginate. The project adopts a holistic approach to address wound healing applications for both human and animal care.

The extraction processes for collagen and alginate will be meticulously investigated and optimized, ensuring efficiency and minimal environmental impact. By leveraging the unique properties of these biomaterials, hydrogel blends will be fabricated to assess their suitability as advanced wound dressings. The project not only contributes to the field of biomaterials and wound care but also aligns with the broader concept of "Blue Health," promoting the responsible use of aquatic resources for the betterment of healthcare.

This interdisciplinary endeavor not only explores the scientific aspects of hydrogel development but also underscores the importance of sustainable practices in the biomedical field. The outcomes of this research have the potential to revolutionize wound care solutions, offering a promising avenue for the utilization of aquatic resources in advancing healthcare practices.