Multi-Functional Electrospun Nanofibers from Polymer Blends for Scaffold Tissue Engineering

Hanumantharao, Rao
2019 Fibers  
Electrospinning and polymer blending have been the focus of research and the industry for their versatility, scalability, and potential applications across many different fields. In tissue engineering, nanofiber scaffolds composed of natural fibers, synthetic fibers, or a mixture of both have been reported. This review reports recent advances in polymer blended scaffolds for tissue engineering and the fabrication of functional scaffolds by electrospinning. A brief theory of electrospinning and
more » ... he general setup as well as modifications used are presented. Polymer blends, including blends with natural polymers, synthetic polymers, mixture of natural and synthetic polymers, and nanofiller systems, are discussed in detail and reviewed.
doi:10.3390/fib7070066 fatcat:avrepqi6krhjzfpnaxcdzpidoq