A New Age in Regenerative Medicine

Introduction

Skin Regeneration

Human dermal fibroblast can be cultured on electrospun nano-fibrous membrane to create in vitro allogeneic dermal substitutes.
Synthetic nanoparticles are able to conjugate peptides, growth factors, nitric oxide or other molecules onto the particle surface and act as delivery vehicles.

Bone Reconstruction

Diagram explaining how electrospun nanofibers work.
Close up of a carbon nanotube that can be used as a scaffold.

Nerve Regeneration

Structure of a nerve cell for reference.

Healing Cardiac Tissue

Diagram of a heart for reference.
A quick overview on how nanoparticle drug delivery works.

Conclusion

🔑 Key Takeaways

  • Nanotechnology is a coming-of-age tech that can be used to solve some big problems in healthcare
  • Many people suffer from skin wounds, bone destruction, nerve damage, and cardiac tissue death, which all result in long healing times, and sometimes even surgeries that can have many complications
  • Nanomaterials can be used to solve the issues in regenerative medicine to provide a faster, more effect healing method to help patients who suffer from such conditions
  • In most methods, nanofibers are electrospun and then coated with some organic compound
  • Those specialized nanofibers are then put on scaffolds which is then put in the target region in the body to promote cell growth

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