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Biofunctionalization of Electrospun Fibers for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

WithAntonio G. B. Castro, Fang Yang, Jeroen J. J. P. van den Beucken, John A. Jansen

Nanotechnology nowadays is gaining increased relevance in scientific research given that nanomaterials have shown improved mechanical, conductive, optical and biofunctional properties. 1–3 In the field of tissue engineering, the development of nanofibrous mats is one of the most promising approaches. The morphological resemblance to the structure of extracellular matrix (ECM) and high surface-area-to-volume ratio make nanofibers very appealing to be used as scaffolds or drug carriers. 4–7