TitleRecent advances in electrospun nanofibers for wound healing.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsChen S, Liu B, Carlson MA, Gombart AF, Reilly DA, Xie J
JournalNanomedicine (Lond)
Date Published2017 Jun
KeywordsAnimals, Bandages, Drug Delivery Systems, Electrochemical Techniques, Equipment Design, Humans, Nanofibers, Nanotechnology, Regeneration, Regenerative Medicine, Skin, Skin Physiological Phenomena, Skin, Artificial, Sutures, Tissue Scaffolds, Wound Healing

Electrospun nanofibers represent a novel class of materials that show great potential in many biomedical applications including biosensing, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, drug delivery and wound healing. In this work, we review recent advances in electrospun nanofibers for wound healing. This article begins with a brief introduction on the wound, and then discusses the unique features of electrospun nanofibers critical for wound healing. It further highlights recent studies that have used electrospun nanofibers for wound healing applications and devices, including sutures, multifunctional dressings, dermal substitutes, engineered epidermis and full-thickness skin regeneration. Finally, we finish with conclusions and future perspective in this field.

Alternate JournalNanomedicine (Lond)
PubMed ID28520509