Nanotech 2011

Nanoskin for Medical Applications

P. Basmaji
Innovatecs, BR

Keywords: wound care, diabetic ulcer, drug delivry, biocellulose

Abstract:

The present paper describes NANOSKIN production for medical applications. Nanoskin is produced from the bionanotechnology process. Nanoskin is a highly hydrated pellicle made up of a random assembly of ribbon shaped fibers less than 100 nm wide. These fibers themselves are composed of a bundle of much finer micro fibrils of nanometric size. In the medical field, it’s worth highlighting its application as a temporary skin substitute in the treatment of burns and wounds of difficult healing. New Nanoskin Antimicrobial biobandages with nanogolden and nanosilver doping allow its application in bacteria-infected wounds, preventing bacterial proliferation and, as a consequence, speeding up the wounds healing process. In addition, nanoskin membrane is used for: Drug Delivery, Stent covering to avoid re-stenosis and, for replacing of Dura Materand intervertebral disc, Ophthalmologic prostheses, Scaffolds for organs cultures and Diabetic injury. Another advantage, the nanoskin dressing reduces the treatment time and thereby reduces the cost of hospitalization of patients with burns or chronic wounds. Nanoskin is expected to be a new biodegradable bionanopolymer.
 

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