Special Issue "Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Professor Narayan Bhattarai

Department of Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, United States
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Interests: biomaterials; nanofibers; tissue engineering; wound healing and targeted drug delivery; biocompatibility; in vitro toxicity testing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past few years, nanofibers have been found excellent candidate in different biomedical applications, including, but not limited to, drug delivery, wound healing, tissue engineering, and implant coatings. Recently, the electrospinning technique has been recognized as an efficient technology to create polymer-based nanofibers compared to others techniques, such as self-assembly, phase separation, drawing, and template-directed synthesis, which allows nanofibers, in the form of non-woven mats, and which can be scaled up from the laboratory to industrial production. Nanofibers having high surface-area-to-volume ratios produce materials with unique physico-chemical properties that can closely resemble the properties of extracellular matrix (ECM) components found in natural tissues. Design, synthesis and characterization of diverse group of nanofibers based on synthetic, natural and hybrid polymers is growing rapidly for biomedical application because, in many cases, they are superior in terms of mechanical properties, biocompatibility during biodegradation, low-to-no cytotoxicity, as well as enhancement of cell adhesion and proliferation. This Special Issue details current research in this field, focusing on the development of multifaceted nanofibers that will improve functional outcomes in biomedical technologies.

Prof. Dr. Narayan Bhattarai
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • micro-nanofiber
  • electrospinning
  • melt electrospinning
  • self assembly
  • phase separation
  • drawing
  • template-directed synthesis
  • wet-melt spinning
  • polymer blend
  • textile fiber
  • fuctionalizaition
  • biomaterials
  • scaffolds
  • biodegradability
  • biocompatibility
  • tissue engineering
  • drug delivery
  • coating

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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