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Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council - Changing composition of nano-fibers results in treatment of superficial, deep wound

DCN Corp® - Iranian and Singaporean researchers produced nano-fibers for the treatment of superficial and deep wounds. Credit - Isfahan University of Technology (IUoT), Iran, and Singapore National University (SNU), SingaporeAn association between researchers from Isfahan University of Technology (IUoT) and Singapore National University (SNU) produced nano-fibers for the treatment of superficial and deep wounds.

The nano-fibers are manufactured from inexpensive and available materials, which are able to control humidity and oxygen diffusion into the wound. Efficient delivery of nutritious materials to cells and removal of wastes are among other unique characteristics of the product.

The nano-fibers are constructed from cellulose acetate/geletin, and they have a similar structure to a human body with appropriate degradability. Other claimed achievements of the research have been the use of inexpensive materials which are commercially available and the subsequent application of an electrospinning method as the most commonly employed and cost-effective method for the production of nano-fibers. Interesting facet has been by only changing the ratio of cellulose acetate-to-gelatin can the nano-fibers be employed as bandages in the treatment of superficial wounds and/or scaffold in the recovery of deep wounds.

The manufactured nano-fibers enable for the desired interaction with the cells by carrying out dimension and structural simulation of natural cellular external matrix. The nano-porosity in the fiberous structure enables for the chance to delivery nutritious materials to the cells and removing waster from the cells. Such facts are considered very important parameters in the success of tissue engineering technology in the recovery of damaged tissues.

The researchers plan to modify the manufactured structures after in-vivo tests on to animal samples and clinical test, so that they can be used into the treatment of various skin damages. Plus, the release of various types of drugs for the treatment of wound and reducing infection is among other applications of the nano-fibers.  Original article available here

Please Note the research has been published in Journal of Biomaterials Applications 28, 6, 909-921 (2014)

As with other Iranian studies, the future potential of nanoporous materials has been sold handsomely.  However, as stated previously, DCN Corp strongly believes it can compete with a straightforward coating process.  Going forward, if you and/or your colleagues are interested in making DCN Corp's alternative process reality - please ensure to contact the company as soon as practicably possible.