A tri-compartment centrifugal electrospinning system (TCCES) was designed and used to fabricate multiple fiber membranes (from individual polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) fibers). Controlled engineering of membrane composition presents opportunities to control mechanical and water contact angle characteristics. Furthermore, control on drug release rate is achieved based on active hosting fiber type contributing towards the overall membrane. The current system enables a high degree of alignment, production rate and variations to composition, indicating clear potential in biomedical fields requiring the use of encapsulated or embedded drug in membrane materials.
Bibliographical noteNo accepted version, not for REF. Ming-Wei was not employed in the UK at time of acceptance or publication.
- Centrifugal electrospinning
- Composite fibers
- Drug release