Next Article in Journal
Three-Dimensional Stable Alginate-Nanocellulose Gels for Biomedical Applications: Towards Tunable Mechanical Properties and Cell Growing
Next Article in Special Issue
Fabrication of Gelatin Methacrylate (GelMA) Scaffolds with Nano- and Micro-Topographical and Morphological Features
Previous Article in Journal
A Simple and Fast Method to Synthesize Cubic Iridium Nanoparticles with Clean Surface Free from Surfactants
Previous Article in Special Issue
Sacrificial Core-Based Electrospinning: A Facile and Versatile Approach to Fabricate Devices for Potential Cell and Tissue Encapsulation Applications
Article Menu
Issue 1 (January) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Nanomaterials 2019, 9(1), 77; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9010077

Sputtering of Electrospun Polymer-Based Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications: A Perspective

Materials Science and Technology Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 24 October 2018 / Revised: 8 November 2018 / Accepted: 13 November 2018 / Published: 8 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrospun Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications)
Full-Text   |   PDF [4723 KB, uploaded 8 January 2019]   |  

Abstract

Electrospinning has gained wide attention recently in biomedical applications. Electrospun biocompatible scaffolds are well-known for biomedical applications such as drug delivery, wound dressing, and tissue engineering applications. In this review, the synthesis of polymer-based fiber composites using an electrospinning technique is discussed. Formerly, metal particles were then deposited on the surface of electrospun fibers using sputtering technology. Key nanometals for biomedical applications including silver and copper nanoparticles are discussed throughout this review. The formulated scaffolds were found to be suitable candidates for biomedical uses such as antibacterial coatings, surface modification for improving biocompatibility, and tissue engineering. This review briefly mentions the characteristics of the nanostructures while focusing on how nanostructures hold potential for a wide range of biomedical applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrospinning; sputtering; drug delivery; wound dressing; biocompatibility; tissue engineering electrospinning; sputtering; drug delivery; wound dressing; biocompatibility; tissue engineering
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Kadavil, H.; Zagho, M.; Elzatahry, A.; Altahtamouni, T. Sputtering of Electrospun Polymer-Based Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications: A Perspective. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 77.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Nanomaterials EISSN 2079-4991 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top