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Advanced Textiles Source
August 2014
Implantable drug delivery with extruded fibers
The porosity of the fibers used in drug delivery systems control the release profile. Photo: TissueGen.

Implantable drug delivery with extruded fibers

by Janet Preus

Dallas, Texas-based TissueGen Inc., developer of absorbable polymer technology, says that extruded fibers loaded with precise dosages of drugs can be made into implantable drug delivery platforms to provide healing with more precision and efficacy than other methods now used.  [More]

Innovation in pure silica fibers for hard tissue engineering applications

Özkan Yapar

With researchers at Tempere University of Technology, Özkan Yapar successfully produced pure silica fibers in nonwoven form and characterized these fibers and textile structures by the addition of various chemicals under various conditions. Mechanical and surface characteristics of the pure silica fibers were improved for versatile hard tissue engineering applications. Yapar’s method to acquire pure silica fibers and textile structures for biocomposite use is applicable and productive when compared to mechanically produced silica fibers. [More]
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