Material could offer ‘smarter’ wound healing

A new study takes a step toward the development of smarter skin grafts that facilitate healing while minimizing infection for chronic skin wounds.


“Our group has expertise in developing new polymers and functional surface assemblies for biomedical applications,” says Svetlana Sukhishvili, professor and director of the soft matter facility at Texas A&M University.


“At Texas A&M we investigated how to build a stimuli-responsive polymeric material that could absorb and release antibiotics when prompted by a physiologically relevant stimuli,” explains lead researcher Victoria Albright, a graduate student materials science and engineering department … read more