Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or SSIs.

Date: July 5, 2018

Source: Science Daily

Author: Oregon State University

Excerpt: “Electrospinning is a versatile, simple, cost-effective and reproducible technique for generating long fibers with nanoscale diameters,” said Adrian Gombart, co-corresponding author and professor of biochemistry and biophysics in OSU’s College of Science. “Electrospun nanofiber wound dressings offer significant advantages over hydrogels or sponges for local drug delivery. They provide several functional and structural advantages, including scar-free healing.”

Link: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705154922.htm