It is difficult for skin burns to heal completely, if they are large, there are serious microbial infections or have diabetes. Chronic wounds are very painful and expensive to treat, so there is a great demand for biomedical materials that facilitate healing and are effective against infections.
Scientists from Jiaotong University in Shaanxi Province, northwest China's Xi'an province, have designed a type of biomimetic antibacterial material that promotes skin regeneration.
The substance is elastic as a skin and biocompatible and can prevent bacterial infections that are resistant to multiple drugs. In experiments on rats, the material stimulates healing and regeneration of the skin's ingredients, such as hair follicles, and ultimately leads to tissue regeneration.
Research provides a new strategy for the design of biomedical materials for regenerative medicine.
The study was published in the ACS Nano Magazine.