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IIT-Guwahati Scientists Developed A Nanofibrous Mat That Heals Wound

IIT-Guwahati Scientists Developed A Nanofibrous Mat That Heals Wound

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IIT-Guwahati scientists have developed a nanofibrous wound-healing mat that interacts with cells and helps scar heal faster without scarring. This mat is made of PVA, a non-protein polymer mixed with silk protein and varnished with an antibiotic and epidermal growth factor.  Even the wounds that are 6mm in diameter can be healed from this mat by the smart material that accelerates the healing process. This nanofibrous mat is a boon for people suffering from diabetes for whom the wound-healing process is very slow. The results of this invention were recently published in the Acta Biomaterialia journal. The team under the supervision of Professor Biman B. Mandal from the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Guwahati, and the author