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J. Funct. Biomater. 2017, 8(1), 3; doi:10.3390/jfb8010003

Minimizing Skin Scarring through Biomaterial Design

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Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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Academic Editor: Kazuo Azuma
Received: 16 November 2016 / Revised: 3 January 2017 / Accepted: 16 January 2017 / Published: 21 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Biomaterials for Wound Healing)
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Abstract

Wound healing continues to be a major burden to patients, though research in the field has expanded significantly. Due to an aging population and increasing comorbid conditions, the cost of chronic wounds is expected to increase for patients and the U.S. healthcare system alike. With this knowledge, the number of engineered products to facilitate wound healing has also increased dramatically, with some already in clinical use. In this review, the major biomaterials used to facilitate skin wound healing will be examined, with particular attention allocated to the science behind their development. Experimental therapies will also be evaluated. View Full-Text
Keywords: wound healing; biomaterials; scar; tissue engineering wound healing; biomaterials; scar; tissue engineering
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Moore, A.L.; Marshall, C.D.; Longaker, M.T. Minimizing Skin Scarring through Biomaterial Design. J. Funct. Biomater. 2017, 8, 3.

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