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Electrospun nanofibres containing antimicrobial plant extracts

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posted on 17.02.2017, 09:12 by Wanwei Zhang, Sara Ronca, Elisa Mele
Over the last 10 years great research interest has been directed toward nanofibrous architectures produced by electrospinning bioactive plant extracts. The resulting structures possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant activity, which are attractive for biomedical applications and food industry. This review describes the diverse approaches that have been developed to produce electrospun nanofibres that are able to deliver naturally-derived chemical compounds in a controlled way and to prevent their degradation. The efficacy of those composite nanofibres as wound dressings, scaffolds for tissue engineering, and active food packaging systems will be discussed.

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Sara Ronca wishes to thank the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), grant EP/K034405/1.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

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  • Materials

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Nanomaterials

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ZHANG, W., RONCA, S. and MELE, E., 2017. Electrospun nanofibres containing antimicrobial plant extracts. Nanomaterials, 7 (2), 42.

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2017

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This is an Open Access Article. It is published by MDPI AG under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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2079-4991

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