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Flexible Ceramics nanofibers for bone scaffolds

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Flexible Ceramics nanofibers for bone scaffolds
Published on: June 20, 2016
Category: Group Activities

Ceramcs are widespread biomaterials in the regenerative medicine field to support bone regeneration. One of the conventional limitation of ceramics is the poor mechanical properties that they typically display. In a nw exciting study that we performed in collaboration with University of Twente, we show our latest development in relation to scaffolds for regenerative medicine applications. By exploiting the versatility of electrospinning, we have created electrospun ceramic nanofibers displaying ifferent mechanical propertiesfrom the macro to the nanoscales. The resulting scaffolds can be designed with tailorable surface properties as well, which result in a differential degree of osteogenic differentiation of adult stem cells.

This development could open new avenues in the feld of bone regeneration where flexible membranes in combination with bioactive properties are desired.

For more reading:

http://pubsdc3.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsnano.5b08005