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Biomaterials research

Burn injuries, leading to significant mortality and morbidity all over the word, are among the most devastating of all injuries, with outcomes varying from physical impairments and disabilities to emotional and mental consequences. Consequently, considerable effort is needed to define an appropriate strategy for the successful implementation of therapeutic treatments in terms of performance and cost. In the context of these complex needs, biomaterials and related novel technologies may play an important role because it is possible to precisely customize their overall properties.

Therefore, this collection was focused on biomaterial research in burn injuries. In this issue, recent advances in wound dressings were introduced, especially properties and application of several promising wound dressing materials. Moreover, a couple of innovative biomaterials were designed and their potential in accelerating wound healing was investigated. More articles will be included in this collection, reporting latest understanding of cell-biomaterial interactions, design and evaluation of new materials, as well as clinical application.

The role of biomaterials in burn treatment
Luigi Ambrosio
Burns & Trauma 2014 2:20040150
Published on: October 2014

Polymeric hydrogels for burn wound care: Advanced skin wound dressings and regenerative templates
Marta Madaghiele, Christian Demitri, Alessandro Sannino and Luigi Ambrosio
Burns & Trauma 2014 2:20040153
Published on: October 2014

The use of hyaluronic acid based dressings to treat burns: A review
Cristina Longinotti
Burns & Trauma 2014 2:20040162
Published on: October 2014

Acceleration of wound healing in acute full-thickness skin wounds using a collagen-binding peptide with an affinity for MSCs
Huili Wang, Xin Yan, Liangyun Shen, Shiyan Li, Yue Lin, Shuqin Wang, Xiang Lin Hou, Chunying Shi, Yun Yang, Jianwu Dai and Qian Tan
Burns & Trauma 2014 2:20040181
Published on: October 2014

Pre-clinical evaluation of soybean-based wound dressings and dermal substitute formulations in pig healing and non-healing in vivo models
Rostislav V. Shevchenko and Matteo Santin
Burns & Trauma 2014 2:20040187
Published on: October 2014

An electrospun scaffold loaded with anti-androgen receptor compound for accelerating wound healing
Cassandra Chong, Yiwei Wang, Peter K. M. Maitz, Ulla Simanainen and Zhe Li
Burns & Trauma 2013 1:10020095
Published on: September 2013

A biological membrane-based novel excisional wound-splinting model in mice (With video)
Zhihui Yao, Yong Huang, Gaoxing Luo, Jun Wu and Weifeng He
Burns & Trauma 2014 2:20040196
Published on: October 2014

A systematic and quantitative method for wound-dressing evaluation
Xiaorong Zhang, Rui Xu, Xiaohong Hu, Gaoxing Luo, Jun Wu and Weifeng He
Burns & Trauma 2015 3:15
Published on: 3 September 2015