Wound care is an important domain within the field of healthcare and medicine. Medical scientists are actively engaged in developing effective therapies for healing wounds. Along similar lines, scientists at Bremen University have developed a 3-D protein structure. This protein matrix can help in quicker and more effective healing of wounds. The scientists believe that this protein structure could be used to produce biological bandages. The blood of the person using these bandages could be combined with the structure to impart biological properties.
The human body is vulnerable to cuts and incisions that cause immediate bleeding. The body has a natural response mechanism to injuries which in turn results in healing and closing of wounds. Fibrinogen protein contained in the blood plasma converts to fibrin. This results in the formation of nanofibres that ultimately close the wound.
Superiority of Biological Bandages
The scientists at the University of Bremen considered the natural healing process of the body to develop artificial fibrinogen. The genesis of fibrinogen in the laboratory could open new avenues in the domain of wound care and healing. Normal bandages are also a type of synthetic tissue, but their healing action is limited to minor cuts. The new bandages could result in biological formations around the wound through the utilisation of human blood. In other words, each person could have their unique biological bandage that meets their body’s requirements.
Analysis and Testing
The scientists analysed the action of dissolved protein to find that it undergoes self-organisations. This process then leads to the formation of a fibrinogen network. The scientists were able to develop fibrinogen structures that could soon be the basis for biological bandage therapy.