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Date & Time: Oct 18, 2021 9:00 AM

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Innovation at its best! Scientists in Singapore used fruit waste to make an antibacterial bandage. Scientists claim that this will assist to reduce fruit waste and also speed wound healing. The bandage is made from the leftovers of the durian fruit, according to the researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

An innovation with double benefit
According to William Chen, Researcher Professor, people in Singapore consume 125 million durians every year. In which, people eat only the pulp of the durian, its peel and seeds are usually thrown away, which has a direct impact on the environment. By preparing a new and unique bandage, the environment will also be saved. Along with it, humans will also get a new option to heal wounds quickly.

Better than normal bandages
This unique bandage appears as a soft hydrogel. It is more comfortable than conventional wound-healing bandages. Besides that, the bandage also keeps the wound cold and moist. This property of the bandage helps the wound to heal quickly. Also it is more beneficial, which will recycle the waste and prevent the wastage of fruit.

How does durian fruit look like?
The durian fruit, looks like a jackfruit. It is well-known for its distinct flavor and nutritional value. Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines are among the countries where this fruit can be found. It is known as the 'Kings of Fruits' in South Asia. Nutrients like Vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B-6, vitamin A, iron, and calcium are present in durian fruit.

How the unique bandage is prepared?
The peel of the durian fruit was separated and dried by Nanyang Technological University researchers. cellulose powder was made by crushing it. The powder is then turned into antimicrobial strips by adding glycerol. Further it is turned into bandages by slicing it into small strips.

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