Experimental Investigation of the Properties of Electrospun Nanofibers for Potential Medical Application

Journal of Nanomaterials. 2015;2015 DOI 10.1155/2015/418932

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Nanomaterials

ISSN: 1687-4110 (Print); 1687-4129 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Technology (General)

Country of publisher: Egypt

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Anhui Wang (Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The Fourth Military Medical University, No. 169, Changle West Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710032, China)
Chao Xu (School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, No. 58, Yanta Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710054, China)
Chuanwei Zhang (School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, No. 58, Yanta Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710054, China)
Yunna Gan (Clinics of Stomatology, Naval Logistics Branch of Hangzhou Sanatorium, Nanjing Military Area Command, Yuhuangshang Road, No. 76, Hangzhou, China)
Bin Wang (College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Polymer based nanofibers using ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) were fabricated by electrospinning technology. The nanofibers were studied for potential use as dressing materials for skin wounds treatment. Properties closely related to the clinical requirements for wound dressing were investigated, including the fluid uptake ability (FUA), the water vapour transmission rate (WVTR), the bacteria control ability of nanofibers encapsulated with different antibacterial drugs, and Ag of various concentrations. Nanofibre degradation under different environmental conditions was also studied for the prospect of long term usage. The finding confirms the potential of EVOH nanofibers for wound dressing application, including the superior performance compared to cotton gauze and the strong germ killing capacity when Ag particles are present in the nanofibers.