Unpad Students Develop Macroalgae Made Plaster
[unpad.ac.id, 06/17/2019] Five students from the University of Padjadjaran developed a wound covering plaster product which is believed to be more effective in the process of wound healing compared to commercial plaster in general. The plaster contains active ingredients in the form of Turbinaria ornata extract from the coast of Sayang Heulang, Pameungpeuk, Garut.
The plaster named “Plesetan” or “Turbinaria ornata Wound Cover Plaster” was developed by Dede Jihan Oktaviani, Shella Widiyastuti, Dian Amalia Maharani, Agni Nur Amalia, and Asep Maulan Ishak with a supervisor, Dr. Ade Zuhrotun, M.Sc., Apt. The product is an Entrepreneurship Student Creativity Program (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 contained neophytodiene which is an active agent of wound cover. This Turbinaria ornata extract plaster has been tested for its effectiveness in test animals and it is known that plaster containing Turbinaria ornata extract can cover wounds twice as fast as commercial plaster.
This product has been introduced to a number of health communities such as medical personnel and pharmacists. In addition, Plesetan products have also been sold to several areas in West Java such as Cirebon, Majalengka, Purwakarta, Sumedang as well as outside Java island such as Padang and Pekanbaru. *
Release / art | Translated by dfa