An Improved Tissue Engineering Scaffold and a Method for Fabrication Thereof

Non-Confidential description of the invention

This invention discloses a preparation method and application of a skin dressing containing carrageenan/agarose, it relates to artificial skin tissue engineering and remodeling of native skin for various applications. It discloses a method to prepare algal polysaccharide supplemented skin tissue engineering scaffold which closely resemble skin micro-environment of dermal layer of skin/innate extracellular matrix (ECM) of skin. A process of electrospinning is used to prepare cellulose acetate nanofibers and dip coating to prepare cellulose acetate nanofibers coated with kappa-carrageenan. Skin tissue engineering involves remodelling of native skin for various applications. Our natural algal polysaccharide based dermal artificial skin can be utilized as a substitute for animal testing, in wound healing and in high throughput screening of drugs and cosmetics.


Ms. Prerana Singh (Student, BSBE), Mr. Auhin Kumar Maparu (Student, ChE), Dr. Sri Sivakumar (ChE), Ms. Beena Rai (Scientist, TCS)



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