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Inside Front Cover: Field-Driven Biofunctionalization of Polymer Fiber Surfaces during Electrospinning (Adv. Mater. 1/2007)
Surface-biofunctionalized synthetic polymer fibers composed of a fiber-forming host polymer and an oligopeptide conjugate can be prepared from electrospinning, report Spontak and co-workers on p. 87. The conjugate consists of a polypeptide segment and a polymer block that is compatible with the host polymer. Because the more polarizable peptide segment migrates to the surface during electrospinning, peptide surface-enrichment is achieved in a single step without further treatment.