1st Edition

Dressings for Advanced Wound Care

By Sharon Lam Po Tang Copyright 2021
    254 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    254 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Dressings for Advanced Wound Care focuses on helping the reader better understand advanced wound care and relevant technologies. It explains how different types of wounds may require different environments to heal and how dressings can help in creating the right environment. It gives an overview of the various dressing technologies that are available to help manage wounds that are difficult to heal. Finally, this book highlights the current trends that may be directing the future of the advanced wound dressing sector.


    • Relates technologies with commercially available end-products, giving the reader a more specific overview of the advanced wound dressing sector
    • Provides a realistic overview of the process of developing an advanced wound care dressing
    • Summarises recent clinical evidence on advanced wound dressings
    • Explains how dressings differ and what works best for which wound type
    • Examines clinical evidence on technologies and on-market products
    • Describes the requirements for launching a new advanced wound dressing

    This book is aimed at medical clinicians and professionals in the fields of biomedical engineering, textile science, and materials engineering.

    1 Introducing Advanced Wound Care

    2 Understanding Wounds and Their Requirements

    3 The Requirements for Advanced Wound Care

    4 Base Materials for Wound Dressings

    5 Structural Forms and Systems for Dressings

    6 Additives for Enhanced Functionality

    7 Development Aspects to Consider for New Wound Dressings

    8 Looking Towards the Future



    Sharon Lam Po Tang has a first class BA(Hons) in Textiles Design and an MSc with distinction in Textiles from the University of Leeds, UK. Following her PhD in Technical Textiles, which was supported by the then Acordis Ltd, she went on to do postdoctoral research at Heriot-Watt University, UK, working on EU funded innovation projects. When she left academia, she joined the R&D team at Convatec Ltd, one of the global market leaders in advanced wound care. Sharon subsequently went on to work for SSL International Plc, and Reckitt-Benckiser Plc, continuing to work on the development of medical devices. Since 2014, Sharon has been concentrating on her own personal projects, and has maintained a high level of interest in the development and advances in wound care.