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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2012, Article ID 714134, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/714134
Review Article

Nanotechnology-Based Therapies for Skin Wound Regeneration

1Institute of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
2Department of Histology, Microbiology and Biomedical Technologies, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy

Received 8 February 2012; Revised 19 February 2012; Accepted 24 February 2012

Academic Editor: Xiaoming Li

Copyright © 2012 Ilaria Tocco et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The cutting-edge combination of nanotechnology with medicine offers the unprecedented opportunity to create materials and devices at a nanoscale level, holding the potential to revolutionize currently available macroscale therapeutics. Nanotechnology already provides a plethora of advantages to medical care, and the success of nanoparticulate systems suggests that a progressive increase in the exploration of their potential will take place in the near future. An overview on the current applications of nanotechnology to wound healing and wound care is presented.