|About this Abstract
|Materials Science & Technology 2020
|Next Generation Biomaterials
|Creating Smart Biopolymer Fibers for Healthcare Applications
|Ayda Afshar, Mohan Edirisinghe
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Biopolymers have been identified as a promising class of materials with a wide variety of applications, outstanding for healthcare. Although innovative technologies are emerging, there is a huge demand for new innovations to meet current needs of healthcare. Pressurised gyration can be used to fabricate nano to microfibers which can deliver a high production yield and is an effective deposition of functional fibers suitable for wound healing and bone tissue regeneration. The key factor has been the production of a new generation of advanced biomaterials for wound healing. For example, nanofibers incorporated with antimicrobial peptides is highly desired. This has resulted in some remarkable advancements and promising healthcare capabilities e.g. reduction of Staphylococcus epidermidis at wound sites and rapid peptide release, with enhanced healing process. Meanwhile, microfiber structure is tailored by additions including nano-clays for bone regeneration. Findings have shown a significant increase in cell viability, proliferation and bone growth.