Electrospinning of Bioactive Wound-Healing Nets

  • Heinz C. SchröderEmail author
  • Emad Tolba
  • Bärbel Diehl-Seifert
  • Xiaohong Wang
  • Werner E.G. MüllerEmail author
Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology book series (PMSB, volume 55)


The availability of appropriate dressings for treatment of wounds, in particular chronic wounds, is a task that still awaits better solutions than provided by currently applied materials. The method of electrospinning enables the fabrication of novel materials for wound dressings due to the high surface area and porosity of the electrospun meshes and the possibility to include bioactive ingredients. Recent results show that the incorporation of biologically active inorganic polyphosphate microparticles and microspheres and synergistically acting retinoids into electrospun polymer fibers yields biocompatible and antibacterial mats for potential dressings with improved wound-healing properties. The underlying principles and the mechanism of these new approaches in the therapy wounds, in particular wounds showing impaired healing, as well as for further applications in skin regeneration/repair, are summarized.


Wound Healing Retinoic Acid Electrospun Fiber Wound Dressing FABP4 Gene 
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W.E.G. M. is a holder of an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant (No. 268476 “BIOSILICA”) as well as of the two ERC Proof-of-Concept grants “Si-Bone-PoC” (No. 324564) and “MorphoVES-PoC” (No. 662486). This work was supported by grants from the European Commission (large-scale integrating project “BlueGenics” No. 266033 and project “Bio-Scaffolds” No. 604036), as well as the BiomaTiCS research initiative of the University Medical Center Mainz. In addition, we would like to thank Prof. Dr. Vesna Erakovic Haber, Fidelta d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia, for the animal experiments in in vivo disease model.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz C. Schröder
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Emad Tolba
    • 1
  • Bärbel Diehl-Seifert
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaohong Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Werner E.G. Müller
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.ERC Advanced Investigator GroupInstitute for Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg UniversityMainzGermany
  2. 2.NanotecMARIN GmbHMainzGermany

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