If skin burns are large, severe microbial infections or diabetes patients are difficult to fully heal. Chronic wounds are very painful and expensive to treat, so there is a great demand for biomedical materials that help facilitate healing and are effective against infections.
Researchers at Jiaotong University in Xi, China, in Xi'an, have designed a type of antibacterial biomimetic material that promotes skin regeneration.
The substance is elastic in skin and biocompatible, and can prevent multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. In experiments in rats, the material stimulates healing and regeneration of the skin, such as hair follicles, resulting in tissue regeneration.
The research offers a new strategy for the design of biomedical materials for regenerative medicine.
The study was published in ACS Nano magazine.