What if your bandage could heal wounds faster? A team of scientists has come up with a fast-healing dressing that contains crab shells.
The University of Bolton team, which spent 10 years developing the hi-tech alchite dressing, believes that it could become a product worth 250million pounds a year, the Mirror reported.
The key ingredient is chitosan, a mineral found in crustacean shells, which kills bacteria and speeds up healing.
The dressing is set to be made in China but initially sold in the UK.