Paper Title:
A Portable Device for Fabricating Biomaterial Microfiber Bundles
  Abstract

Engineered tendon and ligament scaffolds are ideally a bunch of biocompatible and biodegradable microfibers that are three-dimensionally aligned with no fusion between individual fibers. In this paper, a simple yet effective device that is able to fabricate this nearly native structure is presented, including design and operation method. Briefly, the device is die-free and requires only simple components such as a plate with an orifice, an aluminum holder, a ring heater and a rotating mandrel. The fabrication is done by a single step with microfiber (10 µm diameter) bundles being directly obtained at a very low take-up speed. The as-spun microfiber bundles appear silvery and shiny, apparently similar to a native tendon. This device and the method associated opens up a new way to diversify the structure of biomaterials.

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Periodical
Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 447-448)
Edited by
Jianhong Zhao, Masanori Kunieda, Guilin Yang and Xue-Ming Yuan
Pages
750-754
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.447-448.750
Citation
A. Liu, J. An, C. K. Chua, K. F. Leong, "A Portable Device for Fabricating Biomaterial Microfiber Bundles", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 447-448, pp. 750-754, 2010
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September 2010
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