Electrospun polycaprolactone membranes with Zn-doped bioglass for nasal tissues treatment

Rajzer, Izabella and Dziadek, Michal and Kurowska, Anna and Cholewa-Kowalska, Katarzyna and Ziabka, Magdalena and Menaszek, Elzbieta and Douglas, Timothy (2019) Electrospun polycaprolactone membranes with Zn-doped bioglass for nasal tissues treatment. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 30. ISSN 0957-4530

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In this work, composite membranes were investigated as future components of a layered implant for the reconstruction of nasal septum. Incorporation of zinc ions into nasal implants could potentially provide antibacterial properties to decrease or eliminate bacterial infections and subsequent surgical complications. Two types of membranes were prepared using an electrospinning method: PCL with bioglass and PCL with bioglass doped with Zn. The aim of this work was to investigate the influence of bioglass addition on the morphology, fiber diameter and composition of the membranes. The apatite-forming ability was examined in Simulated Body Fluid (SBF). The cytotoxicity of the membranes, ALP activity and in vitro mineralization were evaluated in cell culture. The mineralization and ALP activity was higher for polycaprolactone membranes modified with Zn doped bioglass than compared to pure PCL membranes or control material. The results proved that the presence of Zn2+ in the electrospun membranes = influence the osteogenic differentiation of cells.

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