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The cytotoxicity of chitosan with polyvinox (PCH) and crosslinked chitosan (CH) was studied and analyzed. Cell viability was determined by thiazolyl blue formazan (MTT) assay and cell morphology observations were carried out during cell culturing and MTT tests. Crosslinked chitosan was used as a protective foil (scaffold) for skin wounds. Studies in vitro and the other obtained in this work results prove that the studied materials CH and PCH do not cause cytotoxic activity to Balb 3T3 mouse fibroblasts. CH and PCH are promising biomaterials with prospective application as wound healing dressings.

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  • Department for Experimental Surgery and Biomaterials Research, Wroclaw Medical University, ul. Poniatowskiego 2, 50-326 Wrocław, Poland
  • Faculty of Engineering and Economics, Wrocław University of Economics, ul. Komandorska 118/120, 53 - 345 Wrocław, Poland,
  • Department for Experimental Surgery and Biomaterials Research, Wroclaw Medical University, ul. Poniatowskiego 2, 50-326 Wrocław, Poland
  • Faculty of Engineering and Economics, Wrocław University of Economics, ul. Komandorska 118/120, 53 - 345 Wrocław, Poland
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