Crustacean-derived nanoparticles show capacity to heal wounds

03/20/2012 |

Nanoparticles containing chitosan could help prevent infection and encourage skin cell growth in wounds, according to a study published in the International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials. The experimental compound showed enhanced antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus saprophyticus and E. coli in lab tests.

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