Keratin/chitosan as novel grafts for peripheral nerve regeneration

last updated: 2020-01-10
ProjectBioHybrid :: publications list
TitleKeratin/chitosan as novel grafts for peripheral nerve regeneration
Publication TypeComunications - Poster
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCarvalho C. R., Oliveira J. M., and Reis R. L.

For many years Peripheral Nerve Injuries (PNI) have been major concerns in regenerative medicine. Currently, the gold standard treatment for PNI is autologous nerve grafting. Many engineered biomaterials, natural or synthetic, have been studied in order to achieve a successful nerve guidance tube and overcome autografts limitations [1]. In this study, an innovative combination of chitosan and keratin is obtained in order to create a novel nerve conduit (medical device) aimed at finding applications in the treatment of PNI.

Conference NameTERMIS EU
Date Published2014-01-24
KeywordsChitosan, keratin, nanofibers, nerve repair
Peer reviewedno

Back to top