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Evaluating the effects of nacre on human skin and scar cells in culture

By Vipul Aqarwal, Edwin S Tjandra, K Swaminathan Lyer, Barry Humfrey, Mark Fear, Fiona Wood, Sarah Dunlop and Colin L Raston


This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Pearl nacre, a biomineralisation product of molluscs, has growing\ud applications in cosmetics, as well as dental and bone restoration,\ud yet a systematic evaluation of its biosafety is lacking. Here, we\ud assessed the biocompatibility of nacre with two human primary\ud dermal fibroblast cell cultures and an immortalised epidermal cell\ud line and found no adverse effects

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1039/C4TX00004H
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