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dc.contributor.authorMadhumathi, K.
dc.contributor.authorSudheesh Kumar, P.
dc.contributor.authorAbhilash, S.
dc.contributor.authorSreeja, V.
dc.contributor.authorTamura, H.
dc.contributor.authorManzoor, K.
dc.contributor.authorNair, S.
dc.contributor.authorJayakumar, R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:45:28Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:45:28Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn09574530
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10856-009-3877-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/64729
dc.description.abstractAntibiotic resistance of microorganisms is one of the major problems faced in the field of wound care and management resulting in complications like infection and delayed wound healing. Currently a lot of research is focused on developing newer antimicrobials to treat wounds infected with antibiotic resistant microorganisms. Silver has been used as an antimicrobial agent for a long time in the form of metallic silver and silver sulfadiazine ointments. Recently silver nanoparticles have come up as a potent antimicrobial agent and are finding diverse medical applications ranging from silver based dressings to silver coated medical devices. Chitin is a natural biopolymer with properties like biocompatibility and biodegradability. It is widely used as a scaffold for tissue engineering applications. In this work, we developed and characterized novel chitin/nanosilver composite scaffolds for wound healing applications. The antibacterial, blood clotting and cytotoxicity of the prepared composite scaffolds were also studied. These chitin/nanosilver composite scaffolds were found to be bactericidal against S. aureus and E. coli and good blood clotting ability. These results suggested that these chitin/nanosilver composite scaffolds could be used for wound healing applications.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom807
dc.relation.ispartofpageto813
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMaterials Engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMaterials Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode091299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0903
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0912
dc.titleDevelopment of novel chitin/nanosilver composite scaffolds for wound dressing applications
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPandiyan Thodi, Sudheesh Kumar


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