BIOTALK: “The Use of Silk in Wound Healing and Regeneration: where are we heading?”
Edifício de Biotecnologia / Biotechnology Building
Como Chegar / How to Arrive Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto
A Escola Superior de Biotecnologia da Universidade Católica Portuguesa tem o prazer de convidar toda a comunidade para participar no Seminário de Investigação BIOTALK, promovido pelo CBQF/LAE. Ana Oliveira, investigadora do CBQF, irá abordar o tema “The Use of Silk in Wound Healing and Regeneration: where are we heading?”
Amongst the several strategies that have been proposed to prepare polymeric matrices for tissue wound healing and regeneration, the use of silk has been gaining momentum. In fact, long standing FDA regulatory approval of silk as a suture, its abundance as raw ﬁber material and controlled in vitro and in vivo proteolytic degradability has established the ground for a series of applications involving drug delivery, tissue engineering, or implantable devices. In all of these approaches, the use of silk is associated with targeted functional microenvironments supporting tissue morphogenesis.
This talk will address the potential of silk as a matrix in different wound dressing strategies. Several examples will presented of the use of silk, either in the form of membranes functionalized with phytoconstituents which are able to elicit a wide range of therapeutic activities, as in situ forming hydrogels or as non-invasive platforms for sensing the wound environment, each targeting different stages of the wound healing.