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Recent innovations in silk biomaterials

Rajkhowa, Rangam, Takuya, Tsuzuki and Wang, Xungai 2010, Recent innovations in silk biomaterials, in TBIS 2010 : Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings : Greener Textiles, Healthier Life, Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, China, pp. 583-593.

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Title Recent innovations in silk biomaterials
Author(s) Rajkhowa, Rangam
Takuya, Tsuzuki
Wang, Xungai
Conference name Textile Bioengineering and Informatics International Symposium (3rd : 2010 : Shanghai, China)
Conference location Shanghai, China
Conference dates 28-30 May 2010
Title of proceedings TBIS 2010 : Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings : Greener Textiles, Healthier Life
Publication date 2010
Start page 583
End page 593
Total pages 11
Publisher Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium
Place of publication China
Keyword(s) silk fibroin
powder
composite
morphology
application
Summary Silk contains a fibre forming protein, fibroin, which is biocompatible, particularly after removing the potentially immunogenic non-fibroin proteins. Silk can be engineered into a wide range of materials with diverse morphologies. Moreover, it is possible to regenerate fibroin with a desired amount of crystallinity, so that the biodegradation of silk materials can be controlled. These advantages have sparked new interest in the use of silk fibroin for biomedical applications, including tissue engineering scaffolds and carriers for sustained release of biologically active molecules. This article summarizes the current research related to the formation of silk materials with different morphologies, their biocompatibility, and examples of their biomedical applications. Recent work on the preparation of silk particles by mechanical milling and their applications in silk composite scaffolds is also discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 860499 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category EN Other conference paper
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, TBIS
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032955

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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