Latest advances on bacterial cellulose-based materials for wound healing, delivery systems and tissue engineering
authors Tiago Carvalho, Gabriela Guedes, Filipa L. Sousa, Carmen S. R. Freire, Hélder A. Santos
nationality International
journal Biotechnology Journal
abstract Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a nanocellulose formproduced by some non-pathogenic bacteria.BC presents unique physical, chemical and biological properties thatmake it a very versatile material and have found application in several fields, namely in food industry, cosmetics, and biomedicine. This review overviews thelateststate-of-the-artusageof BConthree important areas of the biomedical field, namely delivery systems, wound dressing and healing materials, and tissue engineering for regenerative medicine. BC will be reviewed as a promising biopolymer for the design and development of innovative materials for the mentioned applications. Overall, BC is shown tobe an effective and versatilecarrier for delivery systems, a safeandmulti-customizable patch or graft for wound dressing and healing applications, and a material that can be further tuned to better adjust for each tissue engineering application, by using different methods.
year published 2019
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1002/biot.201900059
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