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Polymer-Based Electrospun Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications

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Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Materials Science and Technology Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar
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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(4), 259; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8040259
Received: 17 February 2018 / Revised: 2 April 2018 / Accepted: 9 April 2018 / Published: 20 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Fabrication and Application of Nanofibers)
Electrospinning has been considered a promising and novel procedure to fabricate polymer nanofibers due to its simplicity, cost effectiveness, and high production rate, making this technique highly relevant for both industry and academia. It is used to fabricate non-woven fibers with unique characteristics such as high permeability, stability, porosity, surface area to volume ratio, ease of functionalization, and excellent mechanical performance. Nanofibers can be synthesized and tailored to suit a wide range of applications including energy, biotechnology, healthcare, and environmental engineering. A comprehensive outlook on the recent developments, and the influence of electrospinning on biomedical uses such as wound dressing, drug release, and tissue engineering, has been presented. Concerns regarding the procedural restrictions and research contests are addressed, in addition to providing insights about the future of this fabrication technique in the biomedical field. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrospinning; nanofibers; medical prostheses; wound dressing; drug release; tissue engineering; blood vessels; bone electrospinning; nanofibers; medical prostheses; wound dressing; drug release; tissue engineering; blood vessels; bone
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Al-Enizi, A.M.; Zagho, M.M.; Elzatahry, A.A. Polymer-Based Electrospun Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 259.

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