Volume 92 Issue 17 | p. 27 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 28, 2014

Zipping Up Wounds With Nanoparticles

Nanobridging by aqueous nanoparticle solutions could replace sutures for certain medical procedures
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: bioadhesives, nanoparticles, scaffolds, surgery, wound repair

Aqueous solutions of nanoparticles could one day replace sutures for healing cuts in skin and for certain surgical procedures, such as liver surgery, where stitches can be traumatic to soft tissues. Using aqueous solutions of silica or iron oxide nanoparticles, researchers in France led by Didier Letourneur of INSERM Paris and Ludwik Leibler of CNRS-ESPCI ParisTech found they were able to control bleeding and heal deep wounds in the skin . . .

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