Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 2021 Aug 10;127:112248. Epub 2021 Jun 10.
Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, RU INSTM, Viale delle Scienze, Palermo, Italy; ATeN Center, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Palermo, Italy.
Over the recent years, there is a growing interest in electrospun hybrid scaffolds composed of synthetic and natural polymers that can support cell attachment and proliferation. In this work, the physical and biological properties of polylactic acid (PLA) electrospun mats coated with kefiran (Kef) were evaluated. Gravimetric, spectroscopic (FTIR-ATR) and morphological investigations via scanning electron microscopy confirmed the effective formation of a thin kefiran layer wrapped on the PLA fibers with an easy-tunable thickness. Read More