Preparation of Electrospun PLA Nanofiber Scaffold and the Evaluation In Vitro


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A electrospinning process to prepare soft tissue engineering scaffold was introduced in this study. This kind of scaffold was composed with ultrathin fiber and characterized with high porosity, well-interconnected pores and high surface-to-volume ratio. Biodegradable polylaticacid (PLA) was used to spin the scaffold and the scaffold was evaluated in vitro by analysis the microscopic structure, porosity, mechanical property, especially cytocompatibility. The results indicated that the electrospun PLA scaffold showed good cytocompatibility and the tensile property of electrospun scaffold was similar to human’s soft tissue. It could be expected that the electrospun scaffold would be potential in soft tissue engineering or soft tissue repair.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 288-289)

Edited by:

Xingdong Zhang, Junzo Tanaka, Yaoting Yu and Yasuhiko Tabata




X. T. Wen et al., "Preparation of Electrospun PLA Nanofiber Scaffold and the Evaluation In Vitro", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 288-289, pp. 139-142, 2005

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June 2005