: In this paper, a blend composed of alginate-pectin-chitosan loaded with sodium hyaluronate in the form of an in situ forming dressing was successfully developed for wound repair applications. This complex polymeric blend has been efficiently used to encapsulate hyaluronate, forming an adhesive, flexible, and non-occlusive hydrogel able to uptake to 15 times its weight in wound fluid, and being removed without trauma from the wound site. Calorimetric and FT-IR studies confirmed chemical interactions between hyaluronate and polysaccharides blend, primarily related to the formation of a polyelectrolytic complex between hyaluronate and chitosan. In vivo wound healing assays on murine models highlighted the ability of the loaded hydrogels to significantly accelerate wound healing compared to a hyaluronic-loaded ointment. This was evident through complete wound closure in <10 days, accompanied by fully restored epidermal functionality and no indications of the site of excision or treatment. Therefore, all these results suggest that hyaluronate-loaded powders could be a very promising conformable dressing in several wound healing applications where exudate is present.

Hyaluronate loaded advanced wound dressing in form of in situ forming hydrogel powders: Formulation, characterization, and therapeutic potential

Amante, Chiara;Falcone, Giovanni;Russo, Paola;Aquino, Rita P.;Del Gaudio, Pasquale
2024-01-01

Abstract

: In this paper, a blend composed of alginate-pectin-chitosan loaded with sodium hyaluronate in the form of an in situ forming dressing was successfully developed for wound repair applications. This complex polymeric blend has been efficiently used to encapsulate hyaluronate, forming an adhesive, flexible, and non-occlusive hydrogel able to uptake to 15 times its weight in wound fluid, and being removed without trauma from the wound site. Calorimetric and FT-IR studies confirmed chemical interactions between hyaluronate and polysaccharides blend, primarily related to the formation of a polyelectrolytic complex between hyaluronate and chitosan. In vivo wound healing assays on murine models highlighted the ability of the loaded hydrogels to significantly accelerate wound healing compared to a hyaluronic-loaded ointment. This was evident through complete wound closure in <10 days, accompanied by fully restored epidermal functionality and no indications of the site of excision or treatment. Therefore, all these results suggest that hyaluronate-loaded powders could be a very promising conformable dressing in several wound healing applications where exudate is present.
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