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Multi-Functional Electrospun Nanofibers from Polymer Blends for Scaffold Tissue Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
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Fibers 2019, 7(7), 66; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib7070066
Received: 27 May 2019 / Revised: 24 June 2019 / Accepted: 12 July 2019 / Published: 19 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrospun Fibers for Scaffold and Electrical Sensing)
Electrospinning and polymer blending have been the focus of research and the industry for their versatility, scalability, and potential applications across many different fields. In tissue engineering, nanofiber scaffolds composed of natural fibers, synthetic fibers, or a mixture of both have been reported. This review reports recent advances in polymer blended scaffolds for tissue engineering and the fabrication of functional scaffolds by electrospinning. A brief theory of electrospinning and the general setup as well as modifications used are presented. Polymer blends, including blends with natural polymers, synthetic polymers, mixture of natural and synthetic polymers, and nanofiller systems, are discussed in detail and reviewed. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrospinning; nanofibers; tissue scaffold engineering; polymer blending; functional nanofibers electrospinning; nanofibers; tissue scaffold engineering; polymer blending; functional nanofibers
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Nagam Hanumantharao, S.; Rao, S. Multi-Functional Electrospun Nanofibers from Polymer Blends for Scaffold Tissue Engineering. Fibers 2019, 7, 66.

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