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Development of bioactive dressing to treat chronic skin wounds

In a new study published in the Marine Drugs, researchers have reported that preliminary studies in vitro on fibroblast cell cultures demonstrated the good compatibility of platelet lysate with nanocarriers and bioactive dressings. An in vivo study on a murine wound model showed an accelerating wound healing effect for the bioactive dressing and its suitability as support of the platelet lysate application to wounds.

New therapy for Mastocytosis

Researchers have presented the clinical data with a novel agent, avapritinib (BLU-285, Blueprint Medicines), which targets a specific mutation found in 90% of cases of mastocytosis, at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. The results show impressive activity, with disease control seen in all patients, and improvements in clinical symptoms seen quickly.