Electrospun nanofibre membranes as wound dressing materials

Liu, Xin, Lin, Tong, Fang, J., Yao, Gang and Wang, X G. 2008, Electrospun nanofibre membranes as wound dressing materials, Advances in science & technology, vol. 57, pp. 125-130.

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Title Electrospun nanofibre membranes as wound dressing materials
Author(s) Liu, Xin
Lin, Tong
Fang, J.
Yao, Gang
Wang, X G.
Journal name Advances in science & technology
Volume number 57
Start page 125
End page 130
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Place of publication Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland
Publication date 2008-09-02
ISSN 1662-0356
Keyword(s) nanofibre
wound dressing
healing
fibre science
Summary An effective wound dressing is not only able to protect the wound area from its surroundings to avoid infection and dehydration, but also to speed up the healing process by providing an optimum microenvironment for healing, removing any excess wound exudates, and allowing continuous tissue reconstruction. In this study, two biodegradable polymers, polycaprolactone (PCL) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), were used to electrospin nanofibre membranes. The wound dressing performances of these two membranes were compared with the wound dressing performances of protein coated membranes and conventional non-woven cotton wound dressings. In addition, fibre morphology, porous structural property, mechanical properties of the nanofibre membranes, and their drainage capacity and wound skin histology were examined.
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Language eng
Field of Research 090301 Biomaterials
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017322

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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