A new platform to promote blood vessel growth. Image: Texas A&M University
A clay-based platform to promote blood vessel growth - health technology news

Scientists have developed a clay-based platform for the delivery of growth factors into the body to stimulate the growth of blood vessels. It makes use of a two-dimensional clay (nanosilicates) that slowly release growth factors, so that the secretion of these proteins is prolonged. This method prevents problems such as abnormal, abrupt tissue formation, and eliminates a major hurdle for efficient wound repair and tissue implants.

Read the full story: Texas A&M University
Scientific publication: Advanced Biosystems