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Nanomaterials 2017, 7(2), 42; doi:10.3390/nano7020042

Electrospun Nanofibres Containing Antimicrobial Plant Extracts

Department of Materials, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
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Academic Editor: Guogang Ren
Received: 10 November 2016 / Revised: 24 January 2017 / Accepted: 8 February 2017 / Published: 15 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antimicrobial Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)
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Over the last 10 years great research interest has been directed toward nanofibrous architectures produced by electrospinning bioactive plant extracts. The resulting structures possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant activity, which are attractive for biomedical applications and food industry. This review describes the diverse approaches that have been developed to produce electrospun nanofibres that are able to deliver naturally-derived chemical compounds in a controlled way and to prevent their degradation. The efficacy of those composite nanofibres as wound dressings, scaffolds for tissue engineering, and active food packaging systems will be discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: plant extracts; electrospinning; wound healing; tissue engineering; food industry plant extracts; electrospinning; wound healing; tissue engineering; food industry
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Zhang, W.; Ronca, S.; Mele, E. Electrospun Nanofibres Containing Antimicrobial Plant Extracts. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 42.

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