IIT Delhi 3D prints human skin

IIT Delhi researchers have 3D bioprinted human skin models with characteristics similar to native skin. The bioprinted skin produced in the lab by the team is already being used by ITC Ltd for experiments. The bioprinted skin model can reduce and probably even replace testing cosmetics on animals. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology … Continue reading IIT Delhi 3D prints human skin

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 Delhi researchers develop scar-tissue model for screening drugs

IIT Delhi researchers have through tissue engineering developed a 3D scar-tissue model for screening cosmetics and drugs. The scar model is capable of replicating all the five features that cause scar formation as well as two important cellular signaling pathways through which scar tissue are formed. The in vitro model can make animal testing redundant. Researchers … Continue reading IIT Delhi researchers develop scar-tissue model for screening drugs

IGIB scientists discover a skin bacterium with antimicrobial activity

Synthetic peptides, which have sequences identical to the natural ones isolated from the bacteria, prepared in the lab showed antimicrobial activity. This makes culturing of bacteria for peptides redundant and developing new antimicrobial compounds a step closer. Bacteria found on the skin are known to harbour a large repertoire of antimicrobial agents. A new bacterial … Continue reading IGIB scientists discover a skin bacterium with antimicrobial activity