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New Tissue Engineering Findings Reported from Chonbuk National University (Air jet spray of nylon 6 membrane structures for bone tissue engineering)

July 2, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Research findings on Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Jeonju, South Korea, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "A novel porous nylon 6 (N6) scaffold with high and low porosity was designed using a facile, one-step approach. The scaffold samples were prepared using air jet spray (AJS) to obtain high production rates as an alternative low cost, effective technique with precise thickness control."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Chonbuk National University, "The present results show that AJS adequately produced interconnected porous networks ranging from micron to submicron scales that were observed using a scanning electron microscope. The effect of AJS on the secondary structure of N6 was examined to identify and quantify conformational changes that occurred due to processing. The mechanical properties of the fabricated samples were tested."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The results of tensile tests indicated higher tensile strength of AJS scaffold than that of electrospun scaffold."

For more information on this research see: Air jet spray of nylon 6 membrane structures for bone tissue engineering. Materials Letters, 2014;125():51-55. Materials Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Materials Letters -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Abdal-hay, Chonbuk National University, Dept. of Mech Design & Mat Engn, Jeonju 561756, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include P. Vanegas and J.K. Lim (see also Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, Jeonju, South Korea, Bone Research, Bioengineering, Bone Regeneration, Bone-Tissue Engineering

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Source: Biotech Week

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