A study of electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) fibers for possible bio-absorbable mesh replacement in vaginal surgery

Sandeep Manandhar, Nandika D'Souza, Philippe Zimmern

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Abstract

The importance of electrospun fibers as tissue scaffolds has been an area of significant growth. In this work, we will utilize electrospinning in conjunction with a biodegradable polymer, Polycaprolactone (PCL) to make thin fibers. These PCL fibers can be made into a mesh for tissue scaffolds. Electrospinning utilizes electrostatic force to draw fibers from solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010
Pages1316-1318
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Sep 23 2010
Event68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 20 2010

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/16/105/20/10

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Keywords

  • Biopolymer
  • Electrospinning
  • Fibers
  • Polycaprolactone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Manandhar, S., D'Souza, N., & Zimmern, P. (2010). A study of electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) fibers for possible bio-absorbable mesh replacement in vaginal surgery. In 68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010 (pp. 1316-1318). (Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2).