Development and use of biomaterials as wound healing therapies

Burns Trauma. 2019 Jan 25:7:2. doi: 10.1186/s41038-018-0139-7. eCollection 2019.


There is a vast number of treatments on the market for the management of wounds and burns, representing a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. These include conventional wound dressings, dressings that incorporate growth factors to stimulate and facilitate the wound healing process, and skin substitutes that incorporate patient-derived cells. This article will review the more established, and the recent advances in the use of biomaterials for wound healing therapies, and their future direction.

Keywords: Biomaterials; Burns; Skin substitutes; Wound healing; Wounds.

Publication types

  • Review