Biomedical applications of electrospinning: drug delivery

Electrospinning technique offers numerous possibilities in drug delivery applications, by controlling the material (organic, inorganic, biodegradable or non-biodegradable…), the delivered drug or the loading method. In this article, we present an overview of the drug delivery applications of electrospinning. Fiber materials: Biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials behave differently regarding drug release. Non-biodegradable materials release drug mainly… Continue reading Biomedical applications of electrospinning: drug delivery

Sol-gel biomedical applications: Hydroxyapatite, bone repair

Hydroxyapatite – Ca5(OH)(PO4)3–  is a complex phosphate of calcium that has chemical and structural resemblance to bone [1]. Thanks to these properties similar to bone and teeth, hydroxyapatite is commonly used for tissue repair. Hydroxyapatite has been widely used for bone defects reparation in dentistry and orthopedics, tooth replacement, alveolar ridges augmentation or and maxillofacial… Continue reading Sol-gel biomedical applications: Hydroxyapatite, bone repair

Biomedical applications of electrospinning: Tissue engineering

Electrospinning technique has been available since the first decades of the 20th century, but its applications to tissue engineering or drug delivery are relatively new. This can be attributed to the recent automatization of the technique and its availability. In the last few years, modern electrospinning devices allow the user to control the parameters with… Continue reading Biomedical applications of electrospinning: Tissue engineering