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Electrospinning of polymeric nanofibers for tissue engineering applications: a review.

Research paper by Quynh P QP Pham, Upma U Sharma, Antonios G AG Mikos

Indexed on: 15 Jun '06Published on: 15 Jun '06Published in: Tissue engineering



Abstract

Interest in electrospinning has recently escalated due to the ability to produce materials with nanoscale properties. Electrospun fibers have been investigated as promising tissue engineering scaffolds since they mimic the nanoscale properties of native extracellular matrix. In this review, we examine electrospinning by providing a brief description of the theory behind the process, examining the effect of changing the process parameters on fiber morphology, and discussing the potential applications and impacts of electrospinning on the field of tissue engineering.