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Recent development of polymer nanofibers for biomedical and biotechnological applications

  • Yanzhong Zhang
  • Chwee Teck Lim
  • Seeram Ramakrishna
  • Zheng-Ming Huang
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Abstract

Research in polymer nanofibers has undergone significant progress in the last one decade. One of the main driving forces for this progress is the increasing use of these polymer nanofibers for biomedical and biotechnological applications. This article presents a review on the latest research advancement made in the use of polymer nanofibers for applications such as tissue engineering, controlled drug release, wound dressings, medical implants, nanocomposites for dental restoration, molecular separation, biosensors, and preservation of bioactive agents.

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Polymer Drug Release Tissue Engineering Significant Progress Drive Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanzhong Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chwee Teck Lim
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Seeram Ramakrishna
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Zheng-Ming Huang
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of BioengineeringNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Nanoscience and Nanotechnology InitiativeNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Key Laboratory for Solid Mechanics of MOE, School of Aeronautics, Astronautics & MechanicsTongji UniversityPeople’s Republic of China

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