Advanced Wound Care Materials for Non-Healing Wounds

HEALiX brings together clinical and industrial wound care experts and leading academic researchers to address the medical and societal problem of non-healing wounds.
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Here we list scientifc publications by HEALiX researchers.


Paula Squinca, Linn Berglund, Kristina Hanna, Jonathan Rakar, Johan Junker, Hazem Khalaf, Cristiane S. Farinas, Kristiina Oksman

Multifunctional Ginger Nanofiber Hydrogels with Tunable Absorption: The Potential for Advanced Wound Dressing Applications
Biomacromolecules, 2021


Amani Musa, Emanuel Wiman, Robert Selegård, Daniel Aili, Torbjörn Bengtsson & Hazem Khalaf

Plantaricin NC8 αβ prevents Staphylococcus aureus-mediated cytotoxicity and inflammatory responses of human keratinocytes
Scientific Reports,  1112514 (2021)



Budtova T, Aguilera DA, Beluns S, Berglund L, Chartier C, Espinosa E, Gaidukovs S, Klimek-Kopyra A, Kmita A, Lachowicz D, Liebner F, Platnieks O, Rodríguez A, Tinoco Navarro LK, Zou F, Buwalda SJ

Biorefinery Approach for Aerogels
Polymers. 2020; 12(12):2779


Linn Berglund, Jonathan Rakar, Johan PE Junker, Fredrik Forsberg & Kristiina Oksman:

Utilizing the natural composition of brown seaweed for preparation of hybrid ink for 3D printing of hydrogels
ACS Applied Bio Materials 2020, 3, 9, 6510–6520.

DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.0c00920

Eskilson, O., Lindström, S. B., Sepulveda, B., Shahjamali, M. M., Güell‐Grau, P., Sivlér, P., Skog, M., Aronsson, C., Björk, E. M., Nyberg, N., Khalaf, H., Bengtsson, T., James, J., Ericson, M. B., Martinsson, E., Selegård, R., Aili, D.

Self‐Assembly of Mechanoplasmonic Bacterial Cellulose–Metal Nanoparticle Composites
Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020, 30, 2004766


Torbjörn Bengtsson, Robert Selegård, Amani Musa, Kjell Hultenby, Johanna Utterström, Petter Sivlér, Mårten Skog, Fariba Nayeri, Bengt Hellmark, Bo Söderquist, Daniel Aili & Hazem Khalaf:

Plantaricin NC8 αβ exerts potent antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus spp. and enhances the effects of antibiotics
Scientific Reports 10, 3580 (2020).


Conference proceedings and contributions

Swedish Chemical Society
June 20-22, 2022

Poster presentation by Elisa Zattarin: Self-regulating wound dressing for the treatment of wound infections.

Presentation by Olof Eskilsson on pH wound sensors

AMR 2022
EEIGM conference on Advanced Material Research
June 16-17, 2022

Presentation by Yagmur Bas: Cellulose Nanofibers from Wood for Wound Dressing ​Applications.

BME@LiU 2022
April 28, 2022

Presentation by Johan Junker on topic Inflammation and Wound healing

Poster presentation by Elisa Zattarin: Multifunctional nanocellulose composite wound dressings.