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Electrospinning Technology in Tissue Regeneration

  • Oscar Castaño
  • Mohamed Eltohamy
  • Hae-Won KimEmail author
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 811)

Abstract

Electrospinning is one of the most versatile and effective tools to produce nanostructured fibers in the biomedical science fields. The nanofibrous structure with diameters from tens to hundreds of nanometers largely mimics the native extracellular matrix (ECM) of many tissues. Thus far, a range of compositions including polymers and ceramics and their composites/hybrids have been successfully applied for generating electrospun nanofibers. Different processing tools in electrospinning set-ups and assemblies are currently developed to tune the morphology and properties of nanofibers. Herein, we demonstrate the electrospinning process and the electrospun biomaterials for specific use in tissue regeneration with some examples, involving different material combinations and fiber morphologies.

Key words

Electrospinning Nanostructured fibers Nanofibers Polymer Composites Ceramic Tissue regeneration 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the WCU program through the NRF funded by the MEST, Korea (R31-10069). Dr. O. Castaño thanks the Ramón y Cajal programme of the MICINN.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar Castaño
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohamed Eltohamy
    • 3
  • Hae-Won Kim
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Networking Research Centre on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and NanomedicineCIBER-BBNBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Institute of Tissue Regeneration Engineering (ITREN)Dankook UniversityCheonanSouth Korea

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