IIT Bombay team cultures more skin cells in less time

IIT Bombay team uses indigenously developed hydrogel to multiply skin cells (keratinocytes). In contrast to plastic plates where cells grew to 1 million in 10 days, the hydrogel produced 20 million. Cells grown on hydrogel could multiply for as along as 25 generations. The key is the lower stiffness of the hydrogel compared with plastic … Continue reading IIT Bombay team cultures more skin cells in less time

Amity University achieves faster healing of diabetic wound

Hydrogel nanotubes containing ice in a helical structure developed by Amity University researchers has been found to quicken diabetic wound healing. Complete healing of wounds in Wistar rats was seen on day 16. No scarring was seen and fur growth at the wound site was observed. Hydrogel nanotubes containing ice in a helical structure developed … Continue reading Amity University achieves faster healing of diabetic wound

Podcast: Developing bioactive wound dressing, skin graft

IIT Guwahati researchers have developed bioactive wound dressings and bio-artificial skin by using silkworm silk fibroin as matrix and coating it with recombinant spider silk proteins. The recombinant spider silk reduced bacterial population by nearly four-fold and showed good anti-biofilm properties and recruited cells to the site of wound. The skin graft was bilayered (demis and epidermis) … Continue reading Podcast: Developing bioactive wound dressing, skin graft

IIT Guwahati use silk to develop bioactive wound dressing, skin graft

IIT Guwahati researchers have developed bioactive wound dressings and bio-artificial skin by using silkworm silk fibroin as matrix and coating it with recombinant spider silk proteins. The recombinant spider silk reduced bacterial population by nearly four-fold and showed good anti-biofilm properties and recruited cells to the site of wound. The skin graft was bilayered (demis and epidermis) … Continue reading IIT Guwahati use silk to develop bioactive wound dressing, skin graft

IASST researchers use smart bandage for faster wound healing

IASST, Guwahati researchers have fabricated a smart bandage that can be loaded with antimicrobials and used for healing wounds. The one with curcumin and graphene oxide showed faster and satisfactory healing along with hair growth in the wounded area in rat models by the end of three weeks. A smart bandage material that can heal wounds … Continue reading IASST researchers use smart bandage for faster wound healing

Indian researchers use wild silk protein for faster, scar-free healing of wounds

Indian researchers have developed a smart wound-healing nanofibrous mat that interacts with the body to help it heal faster and without scarring. The mat is made of a non-protein polymer (PVA) mixed with silk protein and coated with an antibiotic and epidermal growth factor. It heals wounds that have all the layers of the skin … Continue reading Indian researchers use wild silk protein for faster, scar-free healing of wounds