12 Mar '18, 4am

Collagen from fish scales could heal wounds, Singapore study finds

SINGAPORE: Collagen derived from fish scales could be used to used to heal wounds, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). The study included fish scales from fishes that are commonly cooked such as sea bass, snakehead and tilapia. The scales, usually removed before cooking, contain collagen that can be chemically modified to be water-soluble and used for various biomedical applications, NTU said in a press release on Monday (Mar 12). The modified collagen can also incorporate drugs to produce wound dressings with a higher healing potential, according to the findings from the team comprising associate professor Cleo Choong and associate professor Andrew Tan from NTU, and associate professor Veronique Angeli from NUS. NTU Singapore scientists found that collagen (in right petri d...

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