Liquid Collagen Wound Coverings.
OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIV PORTLAND DEPT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
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A stabilized collagen gel is disclosed as are methods of making this collagen gel which is useful as a wound dressing to prevent dehydration of the subject being treated and infection of the wound. The collagen gel of the invention is stabilized by combining collagen preferably a pharmaceutical grade collagen, which is atelopeptide collagen, with iodine or a composition capable of generating iodine. The collagen is flowable on first mixing and undergoes a phase transition to form a stable gel with sufficient structural integrity to form a wound dressing.
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