Alternative delivery of keratinocytes for epidermal replacement

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Abstract

In bridging the gap between the laboratory and the patient it is essential to consider the differences in the environment the cells are exposed to in order optimize their performance and achieve the goal of expedient wound closure. Successful delivery systems for keratinocytes to the wound bed must consider the viability and proliferation potential of the cells with protection to achieve a mature epithelial layer. The delivery systems are described in two groups, direct delivery or with the use of carrier. The clinical use of pre-confluent keratinocytes has been widely reported to be effective in augmenting wound healing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomaterials for Treating Skin Loss
Subtitle of host publicationA volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials
PublisherPergamon
Pages115-123
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781845693633
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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