By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Current study results on Cutaneous Medicine have been published. According to news reporting originating from Adelaide, Australia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Wound healing is an area of unmet clinical need. Current treatments include occlusive dressings, hydrogels, and antimicrobials to control infection."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of South Australia, "However with the growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the increase in population age and clinical obesity, it is becoming proportionally harder to treat wounds with the drugs that have worked in the past. There is an urgent requirement for efficient mechanism-based treatments and more efficacious drug delivery systems. The potential of using nanoparticles as a drug delivery system has been identified and investigated. Nanoparticles have the ability to protect and carry drugs to specific targets in the body, enabling slower degradation, enhancing drug penetration, improving treatment efficacy with lower systemic absorption, and reducing unwanted side effects."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Here we discuss the advantages and limitations of nanotechnology for the treatment of wounds and other cutaneous disorders."
For more information on this research see: Nanotechnological Advances in Cutaneous Medicine. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013;():1-8. Journal of Nanomaterials can be contacted at: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 410 Park Avenue, 15TH Floor, #287 Pmb, New York, NY 10022, USA. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Journal of Nanomaterials - www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.E. Jackson, University of South Australia, Div ITEE, Mawson Inst, Center Regenerat Med, Adelaide, SA 5095, Australia. Additional authors for this research include Z. Kopecki and A.J. Cowin (see also Cutaneous Medicine).
Keywords for this news article include: Therapy, Adelaide, Treatment, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Cutaneous Medicine, Drug Delivery Systems, Emerging Technologies, Australia and New Zealand
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