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Fabrication and Characterisation of Stimuli Responsive Piezoelectric PVDF and Hydroxyapatite-Filled PVDF Fibrous Membranes

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School of Materials, MSS Tower, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Bio-Active Materials Group, School of Materials, MSS Tower, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 56, SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden
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Molecules 2019, 24(10), 1903; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24101903
Received: 2 April 2019 / Revised: 13 May 2019 / Accepted: 14 May 2019 / Published: 17 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Materials)
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Abstract

Poly(vinylidene fluoride) has attracted interest from the biomaterials community owing to its stimuli responsive piezoelectric property and promising results for application in the field of tissue engineering. Here, solution blow spinning and electrospinning were employed to fabricate PVDF fibres and the variation in resultant fibre properties assessed. The proportion of piezoelectric β-phase in the solution blow spun fibres was higher than electrospun fibres. Fibre production rate was circa three times higher for solution blow spinning compared to electrospinning for the conditions explored. However, the solution blow spinning method resulted in higher fibre variability between fabricated batches. Fibrous membranes are capable of generating different cellular response depending on fibre diameter. For this reason, electrospun fibres with micron and sub-micron diameters were fabricated, along with successful inclusion of hydroxyapatite particles to fabricate stimuli responsive bioactive fibres. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrospinning; solution blow spinning; piezoelectric; poly(vinylidene fluoride); wettability; surface roughness; tissue repair electrospinning; solution blow spinning; piezoelectric; poly(vinylidene fluoride); wettability; surface roughness; tissue repair
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Tandon, B.; Kamble, P.; Olsson, R.T.; Blaker, J.J.; Cartmell, S.H. Fabrication and Characterisation of Stimuli Responsive Piezoelectric PVDF and Hydroxyapatite-Filled PVDF Fibrous Membranes. Molecules 2019, 24, 1903.

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