Bacterial nanocellulose-enhanced alginate double-network hydrogels cross-linked with six metal cations for antibacterial wound dressing.
Alginate (Alg) and bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) have exhibited great potential in biomedical applications, especially wound dressing. Non-toxicity and a moisture-maintaining nature are common features making them favorable for functional dressing fabrication.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has already generated a huge societal, economic and political losses worldwide. The present study aims to investigate the antiviral activity of Poly(hexamethylene biguanide) hydrochloride (PHMB) treated fabric against COVID-19 by using the surrogate Feline coronavirus.
Mechanical and thermal behaviours of weft-knitted spacer fabric structure with inlays for insole applications
Insoles provide resistance to ground reaction forces and comfort during walking. In this study, a novel weft-knitted spacer fabric structure with inlays for insoles is proposed which not only absorbs shock and resists pressure, but also allows heat dissipation for enhanced thermal comfort.