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Bioceramic Nanofibres by Electrospinning

Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, Adelaide, South Australia 5095, Australia
Bio-Products Laboratory, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai 600 020, India
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0427, USA
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Fibers 2014, 2(3), 221-239;
Received: 20 July 2014 / Revised: 7 August 2014 / Accepted: 14 August 2014 / Published: 22 August 2014
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Nanoscale three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds offer great promise for improved tissue integration and regeneration by their physical and chemical property enhancements. Electrospinning is a versatile bottom-up technique for producing porous 3D nanofibrous scaffolds that could closely mimic the structure of extracellular matrix. Much work has been committed to the development of this process through the years, and the resultant nanostructures have been subjugated to a wide range of applications in the field of bioengineering. In particular, the application of ceramic nanofibres in hard tissue engineering, such as dental and bone regeneration, is of increased research interest. This mini-review provides a brief overview of the bioceramic nanofibre scaffolds fabricated by electrospinning and highlights some of the significant process developments over recent years with their probable future trends and potential applications as biomedical implants. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioceramics; electrospinning; nanofibres; 3D scaffold; tissue engineering bioceramics; electrospinning; nanofibres; 3D scaffold; tissue engineering

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Balu, R.; Singaravelu, S.; Nagiah, N. Bioceramic Nanofibres by Electrospinning. Fibers 2014, 2, 221-239.

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