Nanofibers in Regenerative Medicine: Electrospun Nanofibers for Regenerative Medicine (Adv. Healthcare Mater. 1/2012)

Authors

  • Wenying Liu,

    1. Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
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  • Stavros Thomopoulos,

    1. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
    2. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
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  • Younan Xia

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
    • Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA.

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Abstract

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Recent progress in applying electrospun nanofibers to regenerative medicine is reviewed by Younan Xia and co-workers on page 10. Following a brief introduction to electrospinning, they discuss how scaffolds are fabricated from electrospun nanofibers with well-controlled compositions, structures, and alignments. Applications of the scaffolds in four specific areas are highlighted: nerves, dural tissues, tendons, and the tendon-to-bone insertion site.

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