Special Issue "Antimicrobial Electrospun Fibers"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2018
Prof. Dr. Jordi Puiggalí
Development of materials with a bactericide activity is essential to avoid health and environmental problems, being probably the biomedical and food-packaging sectors those most interested in this research. Different solutions have been proposed to suppress biofilm formation and get appropriate materials for both specialty and commodity applications. A usual practice consists in the incorporation of industrial and clinical bactericide agents (e.g., silver, copper, quaternary ammonium derivatives and antibiotics), as well as the use of antimicrobial polymers. The incorporation of bacteriophages appears also a promising alternative to the typical use of antibiotics.
Nowadays, electrospinning is an economic and versatile process that allows getting porous scaffolds constituted by micro/nanofibers of antimicrobial polymers and synthetic polymers that incorporate the above indicated bactericidal compounds. In fact, single electrospinning, co-electrospinning, coaxial electrospinning and miniemulsion electrospinning are available processes that can be chosen according to hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity of loaded compounds and the control of the release.
This Special Issue of Fibers aims to discuss, collect and offer recent highlights and advances on the production of antimicrobial nanofibers. To this end, the progress on the development of bactericide systems, the preparation methods and the evaluation of bactericide effectiveness are some of the specific topics that should be considered.
Prof. Dr. Jordi Puiggalí
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- Drug encapsulation
- Hydantoin compounds
- Quaternary ammonium compounds
- Metal particles
- Halamine compounds