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Development of collagen:gelatin sponges with potential application as hemostatic materials

Grant number: 15/15473-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2016
Effective date (End): January 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Ana Maria de Guzzi Plepis
Grantee:Claudio Fernandes Garcia
Home Institution: Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The objective of this study is the development of materials with the possibility of use as a hemostatic agent . To achieve this goal will be prepared and characterized neutral sponges of collagen obtained by alkaline hydrolysis, cross-linked or not with grape seed extract, which has as its main component proanthocyanidin .Serous porcine will be used as the source of collagen. The materials will be analyzed by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetry, scanning electron microscopy, in vitro biological stability (collagenase) , cytotoxicity and kinetics of absorption of water and phosphate buffered saline ( PBS). After obtaining and characterization the sponges will be part of a project in collaboration with the Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto / USP, for more specific testing applications as a hemostatic agent.