New technology for accelerated wound healing


Researchers at Uppsala University and SLU have found a new way of accelerating wound healing using lactic acid bacteria.

In the new technology lactic acid bacteria are used as vectors to produce and deliver a human chemokine on site in the wounds. The acceleration of the healing process occurs due to changes in the microenvironment in the wound, which change the behaviour of specific immune cells.

The research group is the first in the world to have developed the concept for topical use and the technology could turn out to be disruptive to the field of biologic drugs.

The study was led by Professor Mia Philipson, Department of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University. Collaborator at SLU was Associate Professor Stefan Roos, Department of Molecular Sciences. The results have been published in the journal PNAS.

More information:
Press release
Paper in PNAS
Mia Philipson’s research
Stefan Roos’ research