This project proposes to develop novel natural biopolymeric composite hydrogel bandages based alginate, chitin and chitosan with antibacterial Herb Hemigraphis Ulternata/ZnO nanoparticles. This three-year project will involve preparation and characterization of nanostructured hydrogel bandages followed by in-vitro protein adsorption, antibacterial, blood clotting, cell attachment and proliferation.

Development of Natural Biopolymeric Hydrogel Bandages with NanoZnO/ Nanosuspensions of Herb Hemigraphis Ulternata for Wound Dressing

 Following the invitrostudies, in-vivo studies are proposed to examine wound skin tissue regeneration for medical applications.

Project Details
Dr. R. Jayakumar
Co Pi: 
Dr. Vinod Lakshmanan
Dr. A.G. Unnikrishnan
Start Date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2011


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