About this Research Topic
Nanofibers and their associated production methods are becoming of increasing interest in various engineering fields due to their versatile properties. Their large surface area to volume ratio, combined with extremely small pore dimensions result in superior mechanical properties that can be applied to a vast number of applications. The applications of nanofibers range from electrochemical sensing to enzyme immobilization and tissue engineering. Currently, the most common nanofiber production technique is electrospinning as it is a simple technique that can be applied to a wide range of materials. Other production methods, of note such as melt blowing, drawing, phase separation, and combination of different spinning methods can also be used to produce nanofibers, with the development of these techniques being of great interest.
The main goal of this Research Topic is to invite articles on nanofiber production methods with a specific focus on biomedical applications. The emerging innovative applications of nanofibers in tissue engineering for ex vivo fabrication of functional tissues, regenerative medicine, wound dressing, and others will likely be enabled or enhanced by new, innovative production techniques. This collection will contribute to a better understanding of cutting-edge nanofiber production methods, with new approaches and exciting recent developments focused on biomedical applications.
The aim of the current Research Topic is to cover promising, recent, and novel research in nanofiber production methods with a focus on the biomedical applications of the end product. Areas to be covered in this Research Topic may include, but are not limited to:
• New nanofiber production methods
• Innovative biomedical developments in current nanofiber production methods
• Application of nanofibers in tissue engineering
• Application of nanofibers in regenerative medicine
• Application of nanofibers in wound dressing
Keywords: Nanofiber, Nanofiber synthesis, Biomedical applications, nanofibers in tissue engineering, nanofibers in regenerative medicine, nanofibers in wound dressing
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