Visiting student (University of Crete, Greece)
Fibrous structures for cardiac tissue engineering
Supervisor: Lena Vogt and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini
Myocardial infarction is one of the main causes of death associated with cardiovascular diseases. Implanting a tissue-engineered myocardium into the diseased heart area seems to be a promising alternative for a heart transplantation. Scaffolds made of electrospun nanoﬁbers have been actively explored for myocardial tissue regeneration . The aim of the present project is to fabricate fibrous electrospun poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) mats and polymer-modified PCL mats with the use of benign solvents, like acetic acid and formic acid. The fiber mats will be investigated regarding their morphological, chemical, and mechanical properties.
 L. Vogt et al., Poly(ε-caprolactone)/poly(glycerol sebacate) electrospun scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering using benign solvents, Mater. Sci. Eng. C 103 (2019) 109712.