Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Exhibit Favorable Properties to Promote Tissue Integration of Biomaterials

13 Oct, 2021 | CAM, Publications

Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are a promising material for tissue engineering applications. They have a wide range of biocompatibility, antibacterial properties, and can be modified to have different shapes, sizes, and functions.

In a recent study, researchers showed that ZnO NPs can foster the metabolic activity of fibroblasts and endothelial cells, both of which are crucial for successful implant integration. They also confirmed the high biocompatibility of ZnO NPs using the gelatin sponge method on the chicken embryo’s chorioallantoic membrane (CAM).

Overall, the findings suggest that ZnO NPs have very favorable properties for the modification of biomaterials. Incorporation of ZnO NPs could help to guide the tissue reaction and promote complication-free healing.

This is a very promising finding, as it could lead to new and improved tissue engineering solutions and implants.

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