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Effect of HINS light on the contraction of fibroblast populated collagen lattices

McDonald, R. and MacGregor, S.J. and Maclean, M. and Anderson, J.G. and Grant, M.H. (2009) Effect of HINS light on the contraction of fibroblast populated collagen lattices. European Cells and Materials, 18 (Suppl.). p. 79. ISSN 1473-2262

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Abstract

High intensity narrow spectrum (HINS) light has been shown to have bactericidal effects on a range of medically important bacteria[1]. HINS technology could potentially be useful as a method for disinfecting medical implants, tissue engineered constructs and wounds. The fibroblast populated collagen lattice (FPCL) was used as an in vitro model to investigate the effect of HINS light on the wound contraction phase of wound healing.