Modified Fibers with Medical and Specialty Applications

  • J. Vincent Edwards
  • Gisela Buschle-Diller
  • Steven C. Goheen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. J. Vincent Edwards, Steven C. Goheen, Gisela Buschle-Diller
    Pages 1-9
  3. N. Faucheux, J. L. Duval, J. Gekas, M. Dufresne, R. Warocquier, M. D. Nagel
    Pages 35-47
  4. Steven C. Goheen, J. Vincent Edwards, Alfred Rayburn, Kari Gaither, Nathan Castro
    Pages 49-65
  5. Gisela Buschle-Diller, Andrew Hawkins, Jared Cooper
    Pages 67-80
  6. Martin Bide, Matthew Phaneuf, Philip Brown, Geraldine McGonigle, Frank LoGerfo
    Pages 91-124
  7. Ioan I. Negulescu, Constantin V. Uglea
    Pages 125-143
  8. José María García Páez, Eduardo Jorge-Herrero
    Pages 145-158
  9. Tzanko Tzanov, Artur Cavaco-Paulo
    Pages 159-180
  10. G. Fischer-Colbrie, S. Heumann, G. Guebitz1
    Pages 181-189
  11. William Kenealy, Gisela Buschle-Diller, Xuehong Ren
    Pages 191-208
  12. Douglas G. Mancosky, Lucian A. Lucia
    Pages 209-214
  13. L. C. Vander Wielen, A. J. Ragauskas
    Pages 215-229
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 231-240

About this book


Modified Fibers with Medical and Speciality Applications

Steve Goheen, Gisela Buschle-Diller and Vince Edwards (Editors)

A helpful introduction into diverse new areas of medical and speciality fiber development, including wound dressing and implant design, protein-fiber interactions, and basics in electrospinning technology.

Modified Fibers with Medical and Speciality Applications incorporates diverse aspects of fiber modification into a single volume. The book lays out some cutting edge areas of fiber design and function in an introductory format that gives interested readers insight into fertile areas of fiber research. This book is unique in that it addresses a wide range of applications and modifications of natural and synthetic fibers for various applications. The focus is on medical applications, but others are also included. Some of these applications are related to military and homeland security applications, a very timely subject. Others are related to wound dressing design and future improvements. This book addresses many of the newer research areas as they relate to fiber modification. The book focuses on the state-of-the-art research, as new applications for synthetic and natural fibers emerge, in these areas.

Smart wound dressing design

Protein adsorption

Microbe adhesion

Surface activation

Covalent coupling


Magnetic fibers


This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers and others interested in future developments in fiber technology. Several innovative applications for natural and synthetic fibers are described in considerable detail with emphasis on the experimental data that supports these new applications. From bandages to magnetic materials and from antibacterial clothing to implants, creative modifications to fibers are described that could one day become commonplace. Never before has this much new information about fiber modification been packaged into one book volume. In this book the world’s leading experts describe their most recent research in their areas of expertise.

The book will also be a useful tool for students and researchers, providing helpful insights into new evolving research areas in medical and speciality fiber application. It is suitable for workshops introducing current concepts in fibers, for textile undergraduate courses, as well as for professional seminars.


Cellulose antibacterial biomedical application biomedical applications biopolymers electrospinning enzymatic wound dressing

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Vincent Edwards
    • 1
  • Gisela Buschle-Diller
    • 2
  • Steven C. Goheen
    • 3
  1. 1.Southern Regional Research CenterNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Auburn UniversityAburnUSA
  3. 3.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA

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