Electrospun biopolymers for cardiac patches application
Betreuer: Florian Ruther, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini
Alginate-gelatine based hydrogels are being synthesized following a method developed at the FAU Institute of Biomaterials . The properties of such hydrogels can be controlled through different relative proportions of the two components. Electrospinning will be applied to fabricate fibrous scaffolds from alginate-gelatine compositions. Such fibrous scaffolds will be characterized in terms of their degradation behaviour, mechanical properties and biological response for applications as cardiac patches.
 B. Sarker, D. G. Papageoriou, R. Sliva, T.Zehnder, F. Gul-E-Noor, M. Bertmer, J. Kaschta, K. Chrissafis, R. Detsch, and A. R. Boccaccini, “Fabrication of alginate-gelatin crosslinked hydrogel microcapsules and evaluation of the microstructure and physico-chemical properties,” J.Mater, Chem.B, vol.2, no.11, p.1470, 2014.