Mechanical properties of single electrospun drug-encapsulated nanofibres.

@article{Chew2006MechanicalPO,
  title={Mechanical properties of single electrospun drug-encapsulated nanofibres.},
  author={Sing Yian Chew and T. Hufnagel and Chwee Teck Lim and Kam W Leong},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 15},
  pages={3880-3891}
}
The mechanical and structural properties of a surface play an important role in determining the morphology of attached cells, and ultimately their cellular functions. As such, mechanical and structural integrity are important design parameters for a tissue scaffold. Electrospun fibrous meshes are widely used in tissue engineering. When in contact with electrospun scaffolds, cells see the individual micro- or nanofibres as their immediate microenvironment. In this study, tensile testing of… CONTINUE READING