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Electrospinning Novel Aligned Polymer Fiber Structures For Use In Neural Tissue Engineering, Rachel Martin Jan 2017

Electrospinning Novel Aligned Polymer Fiber Structures For Use In Neural Tissue Engineering, Rachel Martin

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A suitable tissue scaffold to support and assist in the repair of damaged tissues or cells is important for success in clinical trials and for injury recovery. Electrospinning can create a variety of polymer nanofibers and microfibers, and is being widely used to produce experimental tissue scaffolds for neural applications. This dissertation examines various approaches by which electrospinning is being used for neural tissue engineering applications for the repair of injuries to the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Due to the poor regeneration of neural tissues in the event of injury, tissue scaffolds are being ...