NanoBandage for Controlled Release of Topical Therapeutics

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Burn injuries, trauma, and surgical procedures result in complex wounds, which can lead to pain, infection, and scarring. Management of complex wounds remains a critical challenge for the medical community and effective, localized treatments are limited. Recent advancements in nanotechnology offer a unique opportunity to deliver therapeutics to wounds and improve healing. The goal of our work is to combine nontoxic, biodegradable nanomaterials with therapeutics in order to design a topical drug delivery system for controlled release into skin. In this study we demonstrate the potential of combining solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) and bacterial cellulose into a novel system for controlled topical drug delivery.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Nanotechnology 2013: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy (Volume 3)
Published: May 12, 2013
Pages: 255 - 258
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Medical & Biotech
Topics: Biomaterials, Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery
ISBN: 978-1-4822-0586-2