New healing material

New material could ‘drive wound healing’ using the body's inbuilt healing system

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Dr Almquist, from Imperial’s Department of Bioengineering, said: “Our technology could help launch a new generation of materials that actively work with tissues to drive healing.”

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Known as traction force-activated payloads (TrAPs), their method lets materials talk to the body’s natural repair systems to drive healing.

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In doing so, the TrAPs produce materials that can smartly interact with the correct type of cell at the correct time during wound repair.

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