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Electrospinning of natural polymers for advanced wound care: towards responsive and adaptive dressings.
- E. Mele
- MedicineJournal of materials chemistry. B
- 13 July 2016
This review will discuss how biomimetic architectures produced by electrospinning natural biopolymers fulfil most of the requirements of ideal wound dressings.
Electrospun Nanofibres Containing Antimicrobial Plant Extracts
The diverse approaches that have been developed to produce electrospun nanofibres that are able to deliver naturally-derived chemical compounds in a controlled way and to prevent their degradation are described.
Biophysical properties of normal and diseased renal glomeruli.
- H. Wyss, J. Henderson, R. Miller
- Biology, MedicineAmerican journal of physiology. Cell physiology
- 1 March 2011
It is found that glomeruli have specific and quantifiable biomechanical properties that are dependent on the state of the actin cytoskeleton and nonmuscle myosins and may be altered early in disease and represent an important early component of disease.
Fibrous wound dressings encapsulating essential oils as natural antimicrobial agents.
The fibrous scaffolds are able to inhibit the growth of Escherichia coli, even when small amounts of essential oils were used, and are not cytotoxic, as proved by biocompatibility assays on skin cell models.
Capillary micromechanics: Measuring the elasticity of microscopic soft objects
We present a simple method for accessing the elastic properties of microscopic deformable particles. This method is based on measuring the pressure-induced deformation of soft particles as they are…
Polymeric foams with functional nanocomposite cells
- P. Calcagnile, D. Fragouli, E. Mele, R. Ruffilli, A. Athanassiou
- Materials Science, Engineering
- 24 April 2014
A novel strategy for the fabrication of elastomeric poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) foams with interconnected nanocomposite cells of controlled size is presented. Beads of the natural hydrogel calcium…
Photonic Bandgap Structures: Novel Technological Platforms for Physical, Chemical and Biological Sensing
Alginate-lavender nanofibers with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity to effectively promote burn healing.
The combined use of two naturally derived compounds, sodium alginate and lavender essential oil, for the production of bioactive nanofibrous dressings by electrospinning, and their efficacy for the treatment of skin burns induced by midrange ultraviolet radiation (UVB).
Alginate nanofibrous mats with adjustable degradation rate for regenerative medicine.
- H. Hajiali, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, Ioannis L. Liakos, A. Athanassiou, E. Mele
- Materials ScienceBiomacromolecules
- 17 February 2015
It is demonstrated that, by increasing the duration of the acid treatment procedure, a lower degradation rate of the resulting fibers in buffer solutions can be achieved and the produced mats are free from cytotoxic compounds and are highly biocompatible.
Patterning of light-emitting conjugated polymer nanofibres.
The enhancement of the fibre forward emission through imprinting periodic nanostructures using room-temperature nanoimprint lithography, and the angular dispersion of differently polarized emitted light are demonstrated.