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Polysaccharide–Aloe vera Bioactive Hydrogels as Wound Care System

  • Surabhi Singh
  • Sadiya Anjum
  • Jincy Joy
  • Bhuvanesh Gupta
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Part of the Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series book series (POPOC)

Abstract

Wound care is an essential aspect of any trauma or surgical procedure. Designing an ideal wound healing system requires moist wound bed, proper exudate absorption, optimal diffusion of gases and minimum microbial invasion at the wound site which play a pivotal role. Therefore, choice of an ideal wound dressing is an essential step toward it contributing to the acceleration of wound repair and regeneration as well as prevention from microbial infection. This chapter is dedicated to the development of polysaccharide (PS)-based hydrogels for wound care system by incorporating herbal bioactive agents such as aloe vera which would provide deep insights into the designing aspect of the dressing by incorporation of features of the natural system. The healing aspect and tissue regeneration by PS or its combination with other natural polymers and aloe vera are discussed in the chapter.

Keywords

Aloe vera Chitosan Wound dressing Hydrogel Scar preventive 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Surabhi Singh
    • 1
  • Sadiya Anjum
    • 1
  • Jincy Joy
    • 1
  • Bhuvanesh Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Textile TechnologyIndian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia

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