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Electrospun Recombinant Protein Polymer Nanofibers as a Biomaterial

[+] Author Affiliations
Weiguo Qiu, Yiding Huang, Xiaoyi Wu

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Joseph Cappello

Protein Polymer Technologies, Inc., San Diego, CA

Paper No. NEMB2010-13131, pp. 207-208; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/NEMB2010-13131
From:
  • ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology
  • ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology
  • Houston, Texas, USA, February 7–10, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME Nanotechnology Council
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4392-5 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3866-2
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

Micro/nanometer protein fibers are fundamental building blocks of extra-/intracellular matrices, providing structural support, stability and protection to cells, tissue and organism [1]. Fabricating performance protein micro/nanofibers has been extensively pursued for a variety of biomedical application. In this study, silk-elastinlike protein (SELP) polymer will be electrospun into nanofibers as a biomaterial.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME

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