Ana Colette Maurício

University of Porto

Ana Colette Maurício obtained a DVM and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. She obtained a Habilitation in Veterinary Sciences from the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS), University of Porto, Portugal in 2011. Dr. Maurício is a full professor in the Veterinary Clinics Department, University of Porto. She is a member of the Scientific and Representatives Council, director of the Veterinary Sciences Doctoral Programme at ICBAS, scientific coordinator of the Regenerative Medicine/Experimental Surgery sub-unit of the Center for Study in Animal Science, Institute of Sciences, Technologies and Agroenvironment (CECA-ICETA), University of Porto, and of the Associate Laboratory for Animal and Veterinary Science (AL4AnimalS). For the past 15 years, she has coordinated a multidisciplinary research group in experimental surgery/regenerative medicine, developing biomaterials and cell-based therapies. She is the supervisor of several Ph.D., post-doctoral, and master’s students. She is the co-author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters, editor of six books, and inventor of five international patents. She is a principal researcher and member of several national and international scientific projects.

Ana Colette Maurício

3books edited

11chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Ana Colette Maurício

Skin wounds are common occurrences that result from the breakdown of anatomical continuity and integrity of the epidermis, with consequent functional changes. Wound healing is a complex phenomenon through which there is healing of the skin. The wound healing process begins immediately after the wound occurs and can be a lengthy and complex process depending on the severity of the wound and the normal or abnormal healing progress. Wound healing progress through three distinct phases of inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling in a methodical and complex sequence that involves cellular, molecular, and humoral mechanisms of action. Any change in this sequence of events can lead to abnormal wound healing. Due to the health and psychological consequences of wounds that are difficult to heal there has been a continuous effort to develop new therapies that promote wound healing more quickly and effectively and that restore the skin’s barrier function. Nevertheless, this situation remains a medical challenge. This book presents some therapeutic advances based on new and innovative therapeutic options, medical devices, and biomaterials to promote wound healing. It is a theoretical and practical reference for future research on chronic wound healing.

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