Special Issue "Electrospun Nanomaterials: Applications in Food, Environmental Remediation, and Bioengineering"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: Nanostructures; Conjugated polymers; Polyfluorenes; Polyelectrolytes; Fluorescent Polymers; Controlled release; Biotechnology; Nanomedicine
Interests: antiviral activity; nanostructures; controlled release; biopolymer formulations; antimicrobial compounds; immunomodulators
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The simplicity, cost effectiveness and scalability of electrospinning has made it a popular method used in fabricating nanofibers. It allows for the design of multiple structures which are highly amenable to molecular cargo loading. The versatility of electrospinning drives its diverse application including those addressed in the Special Issue, such as food, environmental remediation, and bioengineering. Continued research must address the complex issues of biocompatibility of the electrospun mats, their release dynamics and the biological activity of the subsequently delivered compounds.
An important driver of these applications results from advances in materials science and new nanofiber manufacturing processes. In this respect, polymers have the advantage of comprising a large variety of biocompatible and biodegradable molecules with their tailored properties designed to meet the needs of the application of interest, in addition to corresponding health and biosecurity requirements. Examples of these applications have included bioactive scaffolds, wound healing dressings, biosensors, compound protective nanoreservoirs and sustained and controlled release systems.
Dr. Ricardo Mallavia
Dr. Alberto Falco
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- Controlled release
- Biopolymer formulations
- Food nanoapplications
- Environmental remediation