Nanofibers for Tissue Engineering and Biomedicine

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

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Department of Biosystems Engineering, Institute of Forest Science, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea
Interests: polymers; scaffolds; tissue engineering

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Dear Colleagues,

The electrospinning technique has received considerable interest in developing the engineered structure that can mimic the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the native tissue and facilitate nutrient transport during tissue regeneration. The possibility of producing very thin fibers in the diameter range of few micrometers to nanometers, high surface area, ease to performance with superior mechanical strength make electrospinning an attractive technique for diverse applications. Tissue engineering and biomedicine are the important areas where the developed electrospun fibers can be explored. It is accessible to tune the physicochemical properties of the electrospun fibers by varying parameters, such as materials molecular weight, solvent, injection rate, and collector speed. The co-axial electrospinning technique generates fibrous structures of non-electrospun materials (metals, ceramics) with the polymeric materials as a core-shell nanofiber template for different applications. The special issue explores the electrospinning technique to develop the engineered structure for tissue engineering and biomedicine applications. We anticipate that this special issue will receive the current state of the art and explore the wide range of applications.

Dr. Dinesh K. Patel
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Keywords

  • Electrospinning
  • Polymer
  • High surface area
  • Composite/Nanocomposite
  • Tissue engineering
  • Biomedicine

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Recent Advances in Centrifugal Spinning and Their Applications in Tissue Engineering
by Shaik Merkatur Hakim Marjuban, Musfira Rahman, Syeda Sharmin Duza, Mohammad Boshir Ahmed, Dinesh K. Patel, Md Saifur Rahman and Karen Lozano
Polymers 2023, 15(5), 1253; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15051253 - 01 Mar 2023
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Over the last decade, researchers have investigated the potential of nano and microfiber scaffolds to promote wound healing, tissue regeneration, and skin protection. The centrifugal spinning technique is favored over others due to its relatively straightforward mechanism for producing large quantities of fiber. [...] Read more.
Over the last decade, researchers have investigated the potential of nano and microfiber scaffolds to promote wound healing, tissue regeneration, and skin protection. The centrifugal spinning technique is favored over others due to its relatively straightforward mechanism for producing large quantities of fiber. Many polymeric materials have yet to be investigated in search of those with multifunctional properties that would make them attractive in tissue applications. This literature presents the fundamental process of fiber generation, and the effects of fabrication parameters (machine, solution) on the morphologies such as fiber diameter, distribution, alignment, porous features, and mechanical properties. Additionally, a brief discussion is presented on the underlying physics of beaded morphology and continuous fiber formation. Consequently, the study provides an overview of the current advancements in centrifugally spun polymeric fiber-based materials and their morphological features, performance, and characteristics for tissue engineering applications. Full article
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