NANOSPIDER TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONSAbstract
Electrospinning is a process wherein polymer fibers are developed on applying high voltage. Its principle is based on charge accumulation on the surface of the polymer solution as a result of high voltage which causes the solution to get ejected out as a thin jet by forming a taylor cone. Nanospider is a modified version of electrospinning developed by Technical University in the year 2003. The idea of generating a technology named nano spider was to produce electrospun fibers around 50-400 nm in diameter from the free liquid surface. This technique is employed in many fields such as tissue engineering, drug delivery, wound healing, enzyme immobilization etc due to its easy maintenance, a requirement of less quantity of raw material and its ease of fabrication. Advancements in technology have increased the need for nanofibers and their products which could not be delivered by the conventional fiber spinning method. This urges the need to develop methods such as nanospider which can generate polymer fibers in high yield.
D. Kala *, M. S. Athira and M. Mohan
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Government T. D. Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala, India.
06 July 2019
14 November 2019
07 February 2020
01 April 2020