Amritha Vijayan, PhD Student [UGC-SRF Fellow]
Wound healing is a process in which injured skin repairs itself. Most skin wounds can heal naturally, but when extensive or irreversible damages are caused, it is necessary to use skin substitutes to aid in their repair and regeneration. Engineering of scaffolds that promote tissue regeneration by incorporating cell signaling elements such as growth factors and wound healing peptides alters the wound environment enabling accelerated regeneration. In this study we aim to fabricate a biomedical system using polymers incorporating growth factors and wound healing peptides for accelerated wound healing and tissue regeneration. Structural and physiochemical characterization studies will be used for evaluating the system. The fabricated system will be characterized further by using suitable in vitro and in vivo models.