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Pearl Powder—An Emerging Material for Biomedical Applications: A Review

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Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, 2 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138634, Singapore
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College of Engineering, Information Technology and Environment, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT 0909, Australia
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Zhejiang Fenix Health Science and Technology Co., Ltd., Zhejiang 176849, China
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Research State Key Laboratory of Cellular Stress Biology, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Innovative Drug Target, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
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Materials 2021, 14(11), 2797; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14112797
Received: 21 February 2021 / Revised: 25 April 2021 / Accepted: 21 May 2021 / Published: 24 May 2021
Pearl powder is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine for a variety of indications from beauty care to healthcare. While used for over a thousand years, there has yet to be an in-depth understanding and review in this area. The use of pearl powder is particularly growing in the biomedical area with various benefits reported due to the active ingredients within the pearl matrix itself. In this review, we focus on the emerging biomedical applications of pearl powder, touching on applications of pearl powder in wound healing, bone repairing, treatment of skin conditions, and other health indications. View Full-Text
Keywords: pearl; nacre; skin treatment; wound healing; bone repairing pearl; nacre; skin treatment; wound healing; bone repairing
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Loh, X.J.; Young, D.J.; Guo, H.; Tang, L.; Wu, Y.; Zhang, G.; Tang, C.; Ruan, H. Pearl Powder—An Emerging Material for Biomedical Applications: A Review. Materials 2021, 14, 2797. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14112797

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Loh XJ, Young DJ, Guo H, Tang L, Wu Y, Zhang G, Tang C, Ruan H. Pearl Powder—An Emerging Material for Biomedical Applications: A Review. Materials. 2021; 14(11):2797. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14112797

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Loh, Xian J., David J. Young, Hongchen Guo, Liang Tang, Yunlong Wu, Guorui Zhang, Changming Tang, and Huajun Ruan. 2021. "Pearl Powder—An Emerging Material for Biomedical Applications: A Review" Materials 14, no. 11: 2797. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14112797

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