Engineered Nanomaterials for Infection Control and Healing Acute and Chronic Wounds. Academic Article uri icon


  • Nanoengineered biomaterials have dramatically expanded the range of tools used for infection control and to accelerate wound healing. This review thoroughly describes the developments that are shaping this emerging field and evaluates the potential wound healing applications of recently developed engineered nanomaterials for both acute and chronic wounds. Specifically, we will assess the unique characteristics of engineered nanomaterials that render them applicable for wound healing and infection control. A range of engineered nanomaterials, including polymeric-, metallic- and ceramic-based nanomaterials, that could be used as therapeutic delivery agents to accelerate regeneration of damaged dermal and epidermal tissues are also detailed. Finally, we will detail the current state of engineered nanomaterials for wound regeneration and will identify promising new research directions in infection control.

published proceedings

  • ACS Appl Mater Interfaces

altmetric score

  • 1.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Parani, M., Lokhande, G., Singh, A., & Gaharwar, A. K.

citation count

  • 162

complete list of authors

  • Parani, Madasamy||Lokhande, Giriraj||Singh, Ankur||Gaharwar, Akhilesh K

publication date

  • April 2016