APPLICATION OF BACTERIAL NANOCELLULOSE MEMBRANES FOR EPITHELIAL TISSUE REPAIR
ResumoObjetive: With the increasing growth of populations prone to wound-healing complications there is an urgent need for novel strategies to both prevent and treat this substantial biomedical burden. One therapeutic approach of particular relevance to wound healing is tissue engineering (TE). This is considered a promising biomedical technology, which aids and increases the repair and regeneration of deficient and injured tissues. Bacterial Nanocellulose (BNC) synthesized in abundance by Gluconacetobacter hansenii, is reported to
function as a scaffold for the regeneration of a wide variety of tissues, showing that it could eventually become an excellent platform technology for medicine. Previous studies say that BNC has a distinctive nanofibrillar structure that may become a perfect matrix as an optimal wound healing environment. Method:
Therefore, based on fundamental concepts of tissue engineering, this review addresses the broad application of BNC membranes as an engineered scaffold, aiming to contribute for a better understanding of its potential application for epithelial tissue repair.