In Vitro Evaluation of Electrospun Polysaccharide Based Nanofibrous Mats as Surgical Adhesion Barriers

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Şafak Ş., Vatan Ö., Çinkılıç N., Karaca E.

TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON, vol.30, pp.99-107, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.32710/tekstilvekonfeksiyon.548460
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-107
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Post-operative adhesions are one of the most important problems faced by patients and surgeons. In this study, nanofibrous mats were produced as novel surgical adhesion barrier from polysaccharide-based polymers, hyaluronic acid, carboxymethyl cellulose and sodium alginate, via electrospinning. The produced nanofibrous mats were crosslinked with 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride and N-hydroxysulfosuccinimide. Furthermore, the morphology, in vitro degradation, cytotoxicity and cell adherence potentials of the nanofibrous mats aimed to be used as adhesion barriers were evaluated and compared with a commercial adhesion barrier. Results of the in vitro experiment showed that the nanofibrous mats have maintained their physical structures during the critical period for adhesion formation, and had non-adherent cell feature and non-cytotoxic nature required for an ideal adhesion barrier.