Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35656
Title: Biomedical applications of silk fibroin
Authors: Xie, MB
Li, Y 
Li, JS
Chen, AZ
Zhao, Z
Li, G
Keywords: Silk Fibroin
Biomaterial
Wound Healing
Drug Delivery
Tissue Engineering
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Textile Bioengineering & Informatics Society Ltd
Source: Textile bioengineering and informatics symposium proceedings, 2014, vols 1 and 2, 2014, p. 207-218 How to cite?
Abstract: In order to seek a natural protein biomaterial alternative with enough mechanical strength for developing demands of biomedical materials, silk fibroin is under reviewed due to its growing attention in biomedicine. Silk fibroin is an insoluble protein produced by the larvae of Bombyx mori, spiders, and other insects. Remarkable properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradable, oxygen and water vapor permeability, and excellent mechanical strength make silk fibroin an ideal biomaterial for biomedical applications. This paper firstly elaborates the chemistry, structure and these unique properties of silk fibroin, and then reviews different silk fibroin-based biomaterials used in biomedicine including hydrogels, nanoparticles, nanofibers, films and scaffolds follow by several emerging advanced silk fibroin-based biomedical products such as micro-needles, implantable electronic devices, resorbable screws and plates.
Description: 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS 2014) / 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference (APCC 2014), Hong Kong, Peoples R China, 6-8 August 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35656
ISSN: 1942-3438
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