Special Issue "Fibers for Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2015)
In the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the use of nanofibers for biomedical applications. Among the fabrication techniques, electrospinning is a remarkably simple and versatile technique that can generate one-dimensional nanofibrous materials. It has been exploited for almost a century to process materials into nanofibers with controllable compositions, diameters, alignment, orders, and structures. Owing to its high porosity and the large surface area to volume ratio, electrospun nanofibers can serve as an ideal substrate to mimic the 3D architecture of extracellular matrix. Biological molecules can be readily incorporated to the nanofibers to elicit certain biological functions during the electrospinning process. In addition, post-processing can also render electropsun nanofibers new properties. Because of these attributes, electrospun nanofibers have been used as scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, as vehicles for controlled and/or sustained local drug delivery, as dressings for wound coverage, as sensing probes for diagnosis and detection, and as substrates for regulating cell behaviors.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, feature articles, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Jingwei Xie
Manuscript Submission Information
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- tissue engineering
- regenerative medicine
- tissue regeneration
- drug delivery
- controlled release
- cell response
- wound dressing