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Findings from University of Witwatersrand Provides New Data on Pharmaceutical Science (A Comprehensive Review of Advanced Biopolymeric Wound Healing...

September 12, 2014

Findings from University of Witwatersrand Provides New Data on Pharmaceutical Science (A Comprehensive Review of Advanced Biopolymeric Wound Healing Systems)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week -- Current study results on Drugs and Therapies have been published. According to news originating from Parktown, South Africa, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Wound healing is a complex and dynamic process that involves the mediation of many initiators effective during the healing process such as cytokines, macrophages and fibroblasts. In addition, the defence mechanism of the body undergoes a step-by-step but continuous process known as the wound healing cascade to ensure optimal healing."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Witwatersrand, "Thus, when designing a wound healing system or dressing, it is pivotal that key factors such as optimal gaseous exchange, a moist wound environment, prevention of microbial activity and absorption of exudates are considered. A variety of wound dressings are available, however, not all meet the specific requirements of an ideal wound healing system to consider every aspect within the wound healing cascade. Recent research has focussed on the development of smart polymeric materials. Combining biopolymers that are crucial for wound healing may provide opportunities to synthesise matrices that are inductive to cells and that stimulate and trigger target cell responses crucial to the wound healing process. This review therefore outlines the processes involved in skin regeneration, optimal management and care required for wound treatment."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It also assimilates, explores and discusses wound healing drug-delivery systems and nanotechnologies utilised for enhanced wound healing applications."

For more information on this research see: A Comprehensive Review of Advanced Biopolymeric Wound Healing Systems. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014;103(8):2211-2230. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from N. Mayet, Univ Witwatersrand Johannesburg, Fac Hlth Sci, Wits Adv Drug Delivery Platform Res Unit, Dept. of Pharm & PharmacolSch Therapeut Sci, ZA-2193 Parktown, South Africa. Additional authors for this research include Y.E. Choonara, P. Kumar, L.K. Tomar, C. Tyagi, L.C. Du Toit and V. Pillay (see also Drugs and Therapies).

Keywords for this news article include: Parktown, South Africa, Africa, Drugs and Therapies

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