Chinese scientists develop bioactive material for skin regeneration
Chinese scientists have designed a new biodegradable and bioactive material that can improve wound healing and skin regeneration.
It is difficult for skin wounds to heal completely in cases of extensive burns, severe microbial infections, and diabetes. Chronic wounds greatly increase the pain and medical costs of patients. Therefore, there is a great need for biomedical materials that can facilitate healing of wounds and effective capabilities against infections.
Researchers at Xi'an Jiaotong University in northwest China's Shaanxi Province have designed a type of biomimetic antibacterial material that can facilitate skin regeneration.
It has a skin-like elasticity and good biocompatibility, and can help prevent bacterial infections resistant to multiple drugs. In experiments performed on mice, the material improved the healing of wounds and regeneration of appendages of the skin, such as hair follicles, and ultimately led to the regeneration of skin tissues.
The engineered biomaterial can become a competitive multifunctional wound healing wound healing and skin regeneration. The research provides a new strategy for the design of biomedical materials for regenerative drugs.
The study was published in the journal ACS Nano.