Electrospun fibers and an apparatus therefor
A novel fiber comprising a substantially homogeneous mixture of a hydrophilic polymer and a polymer which is at least weakly hydrophobic is disclosed. The fiber optionally contains a pH adjusting compound. A method of making the fiber comprises electrospinning fibers of the substantially homogeneous polymer solution. A method of treating a wound or other area of a patient requiring protection from contamination comprises electrospinning the substantially homogeneous polymer solution to form a dressing. An apparatus for electrospinning a wound dressing is discosed.
Smith, Daniel J.; Reneker, Darrell; McManus, Albert T.; Schreuder-Gibson, Heidi L.; Mello, Charlene; and Sennett, Michael S., "Electrospun fibers and an apparatus therefor" (2004). Polymer Science Faculty Research. 483.