Modified Silk May be Used to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Suitably modified degummed A. pernyi filaments (DAPF) also referred to as Spidrex® silk filaments may be well suited in the treatment of spinal cord injury according to scientists from the universities of Aberdeen and Oxford. The team, in collaboration with Oxford Biomaterials Ltd, found that cleaned, sterilized silk obtained from the Antheraea pernyi (AP) Asian silkworm had properties well suited to spinal repair.

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