IIT Guwahati’s bone graft aids extensive bone formation

IIT Guwahati’s scaffold made of silk-bone cement composite doped with silicon and zinc metal ions has been found to extensively regenerate new bone tissue and blood vessels in rabbits in three months. At the end of three months, silk fibre gets degraded, bone cement gets absorbed, while silicon and zinc get leached out. The team is now … Continue reading IIT Guwahati’s bone graft aids extensive bone formation

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

IIT Guwahati develops silk scaffold for bone regeneration

IIT Guwahati researchers have developed a scaffold made of silk composite functionalised with copper-doped bioactive glass. The scaffold facilitates faster and better bone regeneration, facilitates growth of blood vessels and successfully integrate the newly formed bone cells with the native bone. Trials on rabbits have been promising. A scaffold made of silk composite functionalised with copper-doped … Continue reading IIT Guwahati develops silk scaffold for bone regeneration