Nanotechnology-Driven Therapeutic Interventions in Wound Healing: Potential Uses and Applications

Suzana Hamdan, Irena Pastar, Stefan Drakulich, Emre Dikici, Marjana Tomic-Canic, Sapna Deo, Sylvia Daunert

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Abstract

The chronic nature and associated complications of nonhealing wounds have led to the emergence of nanotechnology-based therapies that aim at facilitating the healing process and ultimately repairing the injured tissue. A number of engineered nanotechnologies have been proposed demonstrating unique properties and multiple functions that address specific problems associated with wound repair mechanisms. In this outlook, we highlight the most recently developed nanotechnology-based therapeutic agents and assess the viability and efficacy of each treatment, with emphasis on chronic cutaneous wounds. Herein we explore the unmet needs and future directions of current technologies, while discussing promising strategies that can advance the wound-healing field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-175
Number of pages13
JournalACS Central Science
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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