Biohybrid nanosystems with polymer nanofibers and nanotubes

A. Greiner, J. H. Wendorff, Alexander Yarin, E. Zussman

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Abstract

Advanced techniques for the preparation of nanofibers, core shell fibers, hollow fibers, and rods and tubes from natural and synthetic polymers with diameters down to a few nanometers have recently been established. These techniques, among them electro- and co-electrospinning and specific template methods, allow the incorporation not only of semiconductor or catalytic nanoparticles or chromophores but also enzymes, proteins, microorganism, etc., directly during the preparation process into these nanostructures in a very gentle way. One particular advantage is that biological objects such as, for instance, proteins can be immobilized in a fluid environment within these polymer-based nano-objects in such a way that they keep their native conformation and the corresponding functions. The range of applications of such biohybrid nanosystems is extremely broad, for instance, in the areas of biosensorics, catalysis, drug delivery, or optoelectronics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-393
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

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Nanosystems
Nanotubes
Polymers
Proteins
Semiconductors
Nanostructures
Fibers
Electrospinning
Chromophores
Catalysis
Drug delivery
Microorganisms
Optoelectronic devices
Nanoparticles
Conformations
Enzymes
Semiconductor materials
Fluids
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Microbiology
  • Bioengineering
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Biohybrid nanosystems with polymer nanofibers and nanotubes. / Greiner, A.; Wendorff, J. H.; Yarin, Alexander; Zussman, E.

In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 71, No. 4, 01.07.2006, p. 387-393.

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Greiner, A. ; Wendorff, J. H. ; Yarin, Alexander ; Zussman, E. / Biohybrid nanosystems with polymer nanofibers and nanotubes. In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2006 ; Vol. 71, No. 4. pp. 387-393.
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