nAngioDerm is a European Project coordinated by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) that brings together two universities, a hospital and a company specialized in the microtechnology sector for cellular biology applications. The five partners involved are developing an innovative approach to promote the in situ regeneration of damaged skin.
The project is based in nanostructured ion‐release platforms and devices that release, in a controlled manner, bioactive ions from biodegradable polymeric nanocarriers. In this context, during the last meeting, Microlight and Montpellier University presented their advances in the printed scaffolds.
Partners also showed their innovations in nanoparticle development for ion release in a controlled manner and in the evaluation of their angiogenic and antimicrobial activity. Different nanoparticles were presented, to obtain the needed ion release to promote angiogenesis and dermal healing.
Next steps for the following months are to perform physico-chemical characterizations and evaluations of the ion release and loading efficiency of the biodegradable polymeric nanocarriers. Once the characterization will be accomplished, studies of biocompatibility will be performed, as well as extracellular membrane secretions, antibacterial activity and human skin equivalent assays.