Development of melt electro written polycaprolactone composites for wound healing applications
Supervisor: Irem Unalan, Prof. Aldo Boccaccini
The physiological wound healing process involves a cascade of events influenced by various factors that lead to chronic, non-healing wounds . Bacterial infections play a critical health concern in healing skin damage, which could delay the healing process . In this context, the combination of advanced biomaterials, such as mesoporous bioactive glass (nano)particles following a technology recently developed in the Erlangen Institute of Biomaterials [3,4], could be an alternative approach to enhance wound dressings antioxidant, antibacterial and biological activities. Melt electrowriting (MEW) is a recently developed technology to produce highly porous scaffolds composed of synthetic biodegradable polymers. With this technique, polymer melts can be processed via a high voltage field to highly defined scaffolds . This Bachelor thesis will investigate MEW-based scaffolds containing nanoparticles regarding their physical, mechanical, chemical, and biological properties.
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