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Advances in portable electrospinning devices for in situ delivery of personalized wound care

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Abstract

Electrospinning and electrospun fibrous assemblies have attracted interest in a variety of biomedical fields including woundcare, tissue engineering and drug delivery, due to the large surface-area-to-volume ratio and high porosity of nanofibrous webs. Normally, wound dressings are manufactured well before the point of care, and then packaged and distributed for use at a later stage. More recently, in situ electrospinning of fibers directly onto wound sites has been proposed as a route to personalized wound dressing manufacture, tailored to the needs of individual patients. Practically, in situ deposition of nanofibers on to a wound could be envisaged using a portable or hand-held electrospinning device that is safe and easy to operate. This review focuses on recent advances in portable electrospinning technology and potential applications in woundcare and regenerative medicine. The main research challenges and future trends are also considered.

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The article was received on 02 Apr 2019, accepted on 09 May 2019 and first published on 09 May 2019


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR02802A
Nanoscale, 2019, Advance Article

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    Advances in portable electrospinning devices for in situ delivery of personalized wound care

    X. Yan, M. Yu, S. Ramakrishna, S. J. Russell and Y. Long, Nanoscale, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9NR02802A

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