Unpad Students Develop Adhesive Bandage Made of Macroalgae

[unpad.ac.id, 17/06/2019] Five students from Universitas Padjadjaran have developed an adhesive bandage product which is believed to be more effective in the process of wound healing compared to commercial adhesive bandages in general. The plaster contains active ingredients in the form of Turbinaria ornata extract from the coast of Sayang Heulang beach, Pameungpeuk, Garut.

Universitas Padjadjaran students develop an adhesive bandage product which is believed to be more effective in the process of wound healing compared to commercial adhesive bandages in general. The adhesive bandage contains active ingredients in the form of Turbinaria ornata extract from the coast of Sayang Heulang beach, Pameungpeuk, Garut. *

“Plesetan” or “Plester Penutup Luka Turbinaria ornata” (Turbinaria ornata adhesive bandage) was developed by Dede Jihan Oktaviani, Shella Widiyastuti, Dian Amalia Maharani, Agni Nur Amalia, and Asep Maulan Ishak with their supervisor Dr. Ade Zuhrotun, M.Si., Apt. The product is a Student Creativity Program of Entrepreneurship (PKM-K) which has successfully received funding from the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education in 2019.

In a release received by the Unpad Public Communication Office, it was explained that Turbinaria ornata extract contains neophytadiene which promotes wound closure. This Turbinaria ornata extract adhesive bandage has been tested for its effectiveness through animal testing and it is known that adhesive bandages containing Turbinaria ornata extract can help wounds close twice as fast compared to commercial adhesive bandages.

This product has been introduced to a number of health communities such as medical personnel and pharmacists. Additionally, Plesetan products have also been sold to several areas in West Java such as Cirebon, Majalengka, Purwakarta, Sumedang as well as outside Java such as Padang and Pekanbaru. *

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Translated by Shabrina Maharani