Special Issue "Polymeric Electrospun Nanofibers: Applications in Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
Interests: additive manufacturing (3D Printing & Bioprinting); drug delivery; electrospinning; microfluidics (micro/nano particle formulation & chip manufacturing); pharmaceutics
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Electrospinning (solution or melt) is a fabrication technique that has been widely researched within the scientific field and is immediately useful for the creation of scaffolds. Electrospun nanofibers offer advantages for a wide range of applications in a variety of fields, including biomedicine and biotechnology. There are a number of different applications that can be explored in drug delivery and tissue engineering fields relating to the combination of synthetic and natural polymers, and integration with various active pharmaceutical ingredients. An important advantage of electrospun fibers over many other types of polymeric fibers or polymeric nanoparticles is their high surface over volume ratio and very high and tuneable porosity, which generate a large and easily accessible surface. Despite their great potential, there is more research still to be done before electrospun formulations can be taken forward into the clinic.
This Special Issue will address new developments in the area of “Polymeric Electrospun Nanofibers for Drug Delivery or Tissue Engineering Applications”, covering recent advantages and future directions on electrospun fiber formulations.
Preference will be awarded to papers that demonstrate contributions from scientists that provide interdisciplinary approaches on the use of electrospinning technologies (solution or melt) on the formulation of electrospun fibers for drug delivery or tissue engineering applications. Original research papers and review articles are welcomed.
Dr. Dimitrios A. Lamprou
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- Biomedical Applications
- Biomedical Materials
- Biopolymer Formulations
- Controlled Drug Release
- Drug Delivery Systems
- Electrospun Scaffolds
- Mesh Implants
- Polymer Formulations
- Physicochemical Characterization
- Tissue Engineering