Composite membranes of alginate and chitosan reinforced with cotton or linen fibers incorporating epidermal growth factor.


Suture threads of cotton or linen, in crossed and random orientation, were added to alginate-chitosan membranes intended to wound coatings application to improve the mechanical properties. The elongation at break increased to about 5 and 8 times for membranes with linen and cotton, respectively, both in the crossed orientation. The addition of the threads… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2017.03.015


7 Figures and Tables