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Yosuke Okamura, Koki Kabata, Manabu Kinoshita, Hiromi Miyazaki, Akihiro Saito, Toshinori Fujie, Shinya Ohtsubo, Daizoh Saitoh and Shinji Takeoka Fragmentation of Poly(lactic acid) Nanosheets and Patchwork Treatment for Burn Wounds Advanced Materials 25

Version of Record online: 1 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201202851

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Freestanding poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) nanosheets are mass-produced by a simple combination of a spin-coating-assisted multi-layering process and a peeling technique. The resulting PLLA nanosheets are fragmented by homogenization and then reconstructed into a “patchwork” sheet on various surfaces without any adhesive reagents. The patchwork is shown to offer excellent protection against burn wound infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and may therefore be an alternative to conventional burn therapy for prevention of infection.

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