Novel making of bacterial cellulose blended polymeric fiber bandages
Aydoğdu, Mehmet Onur
Kuruca, Serap Erdem
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CitationAltun, E., Aydoğdu, M. O., Koç, F., Crabbe-Mann, M., Brako, F., Kaur-Matharu, R. ... Edirisinghe, M. (2018). Novel making of bacterial cellulose blended polymeric fiber bandages. Journal of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 303(3). https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mame.201700607
Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a very promising biological material. However, at present its utilization is limited by difficulties in shape forming it. In this Communication, it is shown how this can be overcome by blending it with poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) polymer. BCPMMA fibers are produced by pressurized gyration of blended BCPMMA solutions. Subsequently, BCPMMA bandage-like scaffolds are generated with different blends. The products are investigated to determine their morphological and chemical features. Cell culture and proliferation tests are performed to obtain information on biocompatibility of the scaffolds.