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Recent innovations in silk biomaterials

Rajkhowa, Rangam, Tsuzuki, Takuya and Wang, Xun-Gai 2010, Recent innovations in silk biomaterials, Journal of fiber bioengineering and informatics, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 202-213.

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Title Recent innovations in silk biomaterials
Author(s) Rajkhowa, Rangam
Tsuzuki, Takuya
Wang, Xun-Gai
Journal name Journal of fiber bioengineering and informatics
Volume number 2
Issue number 4
Start page 202
End page 213
Total pages 12
Publisher Binary Information Press
Place of publication Bethel, Conn.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1940-8676
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.
Notes This paper was also presented at TBIS 2010 : Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings : Greener Textiles, Healthier Life on 28-30 May 2010.
Language eng
Field of Research 090301 Biomaterials
091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 860403 Natural Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Binary Information Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30044257

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