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Bacterial Nanocellulose based wound dressings: Current and Future Prospects

Author(s):

Hitesh Chopra, Shweta Gandhi, Rupesh Kumar Gautam and Mohammad Amjad Kamal*  

Abstract:


Although there is a big heap of treatment options available for the wound and burns dressings, improvements in technology are still required. Bacterial cellulose is a polymer derived from the microbiological world and has shown some promising properties that recommend it as a wound healing therapeutic. Moreover, bacterial cellulose can be nanosized to form Bacterial Nanocellulose (BNC), enhancing its properties. Most importantly, in addition to its inherent antibacterial properties, BNC can be used to deliver drugs. This article presents a birds-eye view of the preparation method and applications of BNC based wound dressings.

Keywords:

Bacterial nanocellulose, wound dressing, skin, burns, Three-dimensional printing, nanotechnology

Affiliation:

Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Rajpura, L.J. Institute of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad, MM School of Pharmacy, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Sadopur-Ambala, West China School of Nursing / Institutes for Systems Genetics, Frontiers Science Center for Disease-related Molecular Network, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan



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