Special Issue "Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers for Food and Health Applications"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Dr. Marija Gizdavic-Nikolaidis
Centre for Green Chemical Science&Department of Molecular Medicine & Pathology,Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Auckland, PO Box 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
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Interests: nanotechnology; conducting polymers; biopolymers; electrospinning; polymer composites; hybrid polymers; microwave assisted technology; bioactives
The electrospinning method has the unique ability to produce structured polymeric fibers on the micro or nano scale and to generate novel materials for food and healthcare purposes. The potential of electrospun nanofibers for human healthcare applications is promising, for example, in tissue/organ repair and regeneration, as vectors to deliver drugs and therapeutics, as biocompatible and biodegradable medical implant devices, in medical diagnostics and instrumentation, as protective fabrics against environmental and infectious agents in hospitals and general surroundings, and in cosmetic and dental applications. Furthermore, considerable effort has been directed toward developing scaffolds using biodegradable and biocompatible synthetic, natural polymers or renewable materials that enhance in vitro cell growth, while killing pathogenic bacteria cells. The electrospun fibrous mats generally exhibit a large surface area to volume ratio due to the high porosity and nano to sub-micron structure of the fibres. The advent of electrospinning has opened up new prospects for the development of architectured materials with enhanced properties for applications such as food packaging, food encapsulation, food storage or the food processing of agricultural products. This Special Issue details current research in this field, focusing on the development of electrospun polymer nanofibers for food and health applications.
Dr. Marija Gizdavic-Nikolaidis
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- polymer blend
- electrospun fibres
- eletrospun fibre mats
- electrospun green fibres
- bioactive electrospun fibres
- electrospun edible fibres
- natural polymer-based electrospun fibres
- tissue engineering
- food packaging
- wound dressing
- food industry
- drug release