Multidrug-loaded electrospun micro/nanofibrous membranes: Fabrication strategies, release behaviors and applications in regenerative medicine.


Lan X(1), Wang H(2), Bai J(2), Miao X(1), Lin Q(1), Zheng J(1), Ding S(3), Li X(4), Tang Y(5).
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(1)School of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China.
(2)State Key Laboratory of Precision Electronic Manufacturing Technology and Equipment, School of Electromechanical Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China.
(3)Materials Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, ShaanXi University of Science and Technology, Xi'an 710021, China.
(4)Innovation Center for Textile Science and Technology, Donghua University, Shanghai 200051, China.
(5)School of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China; School of Biotechnology and Health Sciences, Wuyi University, Jiangmen 529020, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Electrospun micro/nanofibrous membranes (EFMs) have been widely investigated as local drug delivery systems. Multiple drugs can be simultaneously incorporated into one EFM to create synergistic effects, reduce side effects, and play their respective roles in the complex physiological processes of tissue regeneration and postoperative adhesion prevention. Due to the versatile electrospinning techniques, sustained and programmed release behaviors of multiple drugs could be achieved by modulating the structure of the EFMs and the location of the drugs. In this review, various multidrug incorporation approaches based on electrospinning are overviewed. In particular, the advantages and limitations of each drug incorporation technique, the methods to control drug release and the effect of one drug release on another are discussed. Then the applications of multidrug-loaded EFMs in regenerative medicine, including wound healing, bone regeneration, vascular tissue engineering, nerve regeneration, periodontal regeneration and adhesion prevention are comprehensively reviewed. Finally, the future perspectives and challenges in the research of multidrug-loaded EFMs are discussed.