Use of electrospun materials in medical applications

Niina Ahola, Minna Kellomäki, Pirjo Heikkilä

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Abstract

Electrospinning is a method for producing sub-micron and nanofibre webs. These fibrous materials have large surface area and high porosity. Their properties can be adjusted by the choice of material(s) as well as varying electrospinning parameters and setup construction. Electrospun fibres can be used in medical applications - especially tissue engineering, drug delivery and wound care. This paper gives an overview of use of electrospun materials in medical applications, and examples with more details will be given in conference presentation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Fibrous Products in Medical and Health Care, FiberMed11
EditorsPäivi Talvenmaa
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherTampere University of Technology
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-2607-7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational conference on Fibrous Products in Medical and Health Care, FiberMed11 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 28 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Conference

ConferenceInternational conference on Fibrous Products in Medical and Health Care, FiberMed11
Abbreviated titleFiberMed11
CountryFinland
CityTampere
Period28/06/1130/06/11

Keywords

  • electrospinning
  • nanofibres
  • medical application
  • drug delivery
  • tissue engineering
  • wound care

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