Polysaccharide and protein-based functional wound dressing materials and applications

Tilahun Ayane Debele, Wen Pin Su

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In chronic wounds area, there is an abnormally low amount of extracellular matrix, which urges for the extra new biomimetic material to promote proper wound healing. Because of their unique characteristics such as inherent bioactivity, biocompatibility, biodegradability and mimicking the natural ECM, natural polymer and their derivative are widely explored as the functional active wound dressing and carrier of antimicrobial agents or growth factors to enhance wound healing. In this review, the wound healing application of polysaccharides, proteins and their derivatives as the active wound dressing and as the carriers of pharmaceutical agents was briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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