Nanomaterials for wound healing: scope and advancement

Written by Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine Review by Irina Kalashnikova, Soumen Das and Sudipta Seal from the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL, USA) discussing the advantages of nanomaterial therapy over conventional approaches in wound care.

New methods for treating impaired and hard-to-heal wounds are needed to improve speed of healing, reduce risk of infection, reduce healthcare cost, and so on. Nanotechnology-based approaches such as smart biomaterials and theranostic nanoparticles could be more effective than conventional care by modulating elements of the wound healing process, such as proliferation.

In this Nanomedicine Review, authors Irina Kalashnikova, Soumen Das and Sudipta Seal from the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL, USA) look at the potential applications of nanomaterial-based approaches in the area of cutaneous wound healing from the last 5 years, looking at different materials used in studies and beneficial effects. They also note the need for better understanding of the mechanisms and pathways involved, and assessment of potential cyto- and gene-toxicity.

Kalashnikova I, Das S, Seal S. Nanomaterials for wound healing: scope and advancement. Nanomedicine 10(16), 2593—2612 (2015).
Authors for correspondence: [email protected]; [email protected]