Nanyang Technological University's Food Science and Technology Programme Director William Chen holds a durian husk, while Dr Tracy Cui, research fellow at the university, holds a hydrogel sheet made from the fruit. Photo: Reuters
Nanyang Technological University's Food Science and Technology Programme Director William Chen holds a durian husk, while Dr Tracy Cui, research fellow at the university, holds a hydrogel sheet made from the fruit. Photo: Reuters
Singapore

Singapore scientists turn discarded durian husks into antibacterial bandages

  • A soft hydrogel for the bandages is made by mixing glycerol with cellulose powder extracted from the husks after they are sliced and freeze-dried
  • The researchers say using waste materials and yeast for the antimicrobial bandages is more cost effective than the production of conventional ones

Nanyang Technological University's Food Science and Technology Programme Director William Chen holds a durian husk, while Dr Tracy Cui, research fellow at the university, holds a hydrogel sheet made from the fruit. Photo: Reuters
Nanyang Technological University's Food Science and Technology Programme Director William Chen holds a durian husk, while Dr Tracy Cui, research fellow at the university, holds a hydrogel sheet made from the fruit. Photo: Reuters
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