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Presentation date

Summer 8-12-2021

College, Institute, or Department

Surgery

Faculty Mentor

Jacqueline Nelson

Research Mentor

Yajuan Su

Abstract

Biofilms are communities of microorganisms consisting of one or more bacterial species that attach to a biotic or abiotic surface. Biofilms are highly common in chronic wounds. To improve wound care treatment, a Janus-type antimicrobial dressing was created to eradicate biofilms in chronic wounds. The dressing consists of two layers: a top layer of electrospun nanofibers and a bottom layer of dissolvable microneedles. The dressings were tested on an ex vivo and in vivo model.

Keywords

biofilm, chronic wounds, Janus-type dressing, nanofibers, microneedles

Dissolvable microneedles and nanofiber dressings to eradicate biofilms and improve wound care

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