Collagen is a protein with unique chemistry and specific functions. In its native form, collagen has many responsibilities in the body – such as aiding cellular activity and providing an organized matrix in the skin. An understanding of collagen’s chemical, physical, and biological properties will help clinicians utilize collagen technology effectively in their wound care protocols.
Collagen is a natural biomaterial present in all animals. In its native form, collagen has biological properties which provide functional integrity to body tissues.