Compression of Multilayered Composite Electrospun Scaffolds: A Novel Strategy to Rapidly Enhance Mechanical Properties and Three Dimensionality of Bone Scaffolds
Comparison of (a) thickness, (b) stiffness (Young’s modulus), (c) strain at break, and (d) energy to break in multilayered mineralized electrospun PDO and PDO:nHA scaffolds under dry and hydrated testing conditions. The effects of compression welding the scaffolds are also shown. In scaffolds containing more than 1-layer, compression welding of the scaffolds was done before SBF treatment (C1M2) or the scaffolds were mineralized separately and then compressed at the end of 2 weeks (C2M1). Non-compressed (NC), compressed (Comp).
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