PAVERA, Hydrogel Plaster from Aloe Vera Extract

Four students from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA), Universitas Brawijaya (UB) Ramtikainda Suryani, Dede Ana , Putri Shidatul Khoriyah, and Andri Saputra made hydrogel plaster from Aloe Vera called PAVERA or Aloe Vera Plaster.

The product innovation, named Pavera, is a hydrogel-based plaster containing aloe vera extract.

Aloe vera was chosen as the main ingredient for making hydrogels since it has many useful ingredients in wound healing process, such as saponins, flavonoids, tannins, and polyphenols that play role in wound healing activity.

The team representative, Dede Ana, explained that PAVERA is different from other plasters.

If plasters generally use povidine iodine and can only be used for scratches or cuts, PAVERA can be used for burns because of the content in aloe vera such as flavonoids, polyphenols, tannins, and saponins.

“Gel from the aloe vera plant contains saponins which are able to act as cleansers in healing open wounds, tannins as prevention against wound infections it has antiseptic and burn healing properties, as well as flavonoids and polyphenols which have antiseptic activity,” said Dede.

PAVERA has three size variations, which are small (2.5×5 cm), medium (3.5×7.5 cm) and large (5×10 cm).

PAVERA is packaged in primary packaging containing 1 pcs plaster, and secondary packaging containing 25 pcs plasters.

“We sell PAVERA with a price range of Rp. 2,000.00 to Rp. 4,000.00 and are marketed through online media such as social media and e-commerce platforms, namely Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Shopee.

On the social media, we also provide education about PAVERA.

“We hope that our products can be marketed widely throughout Indonesia,” said Putri explaining Pavera’s marketing.

Under the guidance of lecturer Dra. Sri Wardhani, M.Sc., PAVERA managed to get funding in the Student Creativity Program for Entrepreneurship (PKM-K) in 2021. (TKA/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).