Advancing tissue engineering by using electrospun nanofibers.

  title={Advancing tissue engineering by using electrospun nanofibers.},
  author={Nureddin Ashammakhi and Albana Ndreu and Lila Nikkola and Ian Wimpenny and Ying Yang},
  journal={Regenerative medicine},
  volume={3 4},
Electrospinning is a versatile technique that enables the development of nanofiber-based scaffolds, from a variety of polymers that may have drug-release properties. Using nanofibers, it is now possible to produce biomimetic scaffolds that can mimic the extracellular matrix for tissue engineering. Interestingly, nanofibers can guide cell growth along their direction. Combining factors like fiber diameter, alignment and chemicals offers new ways to control tissue engineering. In vivo evaluation… CONTINUE READING

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