Article: Development of a calcium-chelating hydrogel for treatment of superficial burns and scalds

Anthony Bullock, P. Pickavance, DB Haddow, Stephen Rimmer and Sheila MacNeil have published an article in the journal Regenerative Medicine.

Abstract:
Superficial burns and scalds are usually managed conservatively with traditional dressings. Failure to heal within 3 weeks leads to their management by skin grafting. Our aim was to develop a biomaterial to actively promote keratinocyte migration in superficial burns by modulating local cation concentrations to accelerate keratinocyte migration and deter wounds from contracting, thus potentially reducing the number of such wounds requiring grafting

The full article can be found here: http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/rme.09.67