In the rapidly evolving field of tissue engineering, continuous advances are required to improve scaffold design and fabrication to obtain biomimetic supports for cell adhesion, proliferation, penetration and differentiation. Both electrospun fibrous scaffolds and hydrogels are widely used in this field since they well reproduce the structure of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of many biological tissues. Limitations of these two types of materials can be overcome through their combination, by developing composite structures 1, combining enhanced mechanical properties (provided by the fibrous components) and improved cell penetration (provided by the gel phase) into a superior ability to mimic natural ECM, which is constituted by both a fibrous protein network and a hydrogel matrix.
Atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma for the production of composite materials / N. Bloise, M. Sampaolesi, L. Visai, V. Colombo, M. Gherardi, M.L. Focarete, C. Gualandi, R. Laurita, A. Liguori, N. Mauro, A. Manfredi, P. Ferruti, E. Ranucci - In: Plasma Sciences (ICOPS), 2015 IEEE International Conference on[s.l] : IEEE, 2015. - pp. 1-1 (( Intervento presentato al 42. convegno IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science tenutosi a Antalya nel 2015.
|Titolo:||Atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasma for the production of composite materials|
RANUCCI, ELISABETTA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Tissue engineering; plasma treatment; polyamidoamine; hydrogel; PLLA|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/04 - Chimica Industriale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PLASMA.2015.7179970|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|