iScience. 2022 Dec 20;26(1):105835. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.105835. eCollection 2023 Jan 20.
Although both are applied in regenerative medicine, acellular dermal matrix (ADM) and concentrated growth factor (CGF) have their respective shortcoming: The functioning of CGF is often hindered by sudden release effects, among other problems, and ADM can only be used in outer dressing for wound healing. In this study, a compound network with physical-chemical double cross-linking was constructed using chemical cross-linking and the intertwining of ADM and chitosan chains under freezing conditions; equipped with good biocompatibility and cell/tissue affinity, the heparin-modified composite scaffold was able to significantly promote cell adhesion and proliferation to achieve adequate fixation and slow down the release of CGF; polydopamine nanoparticles having excellent near-infrared light photothermal conversion ability could significantly promote the survival of rat autologous skin grafts. In a word, this multifunctional composite scaffold is a promising new type of implant biomaterial capable of delivering CGF to promote the healing of full-thickness skin defects.