The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
№ 1 / 2016 / 36-41

Effect of electron-beam irradiation on electrospinning produced scaffolds

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The influence of electron beam irradiation on the stiffness, stability and biocompatibility of electrospun scaffolds, produced from Nylon 6, polycaprolactone (PCL) and poly(DL-lactic-co-glicolic acid) (PLGA) was investigated. It was shown that irradiation of the matrices with the electron beam generated by the electron beam accelerator ILA-6 (2.2 MeV, 400 mА, 10 Hz, «Radiochemical technologies Ltd») can potentially be used for sterilization of the matrices (irradiation by the dose of 25 kGy does not interfere with the mechanical properties of all studied matrices). Irradiation of the matrices produced from PCL by the dose of 100 kGy increases the proportional limit of the material and allowed us to introduce durable regions into the vascular grafts by irradiating the graft through the template with open areas. Electron beam irradiation of the matrices does not influence over the capacity of the matrices to support adhesion and viability of primary human endotheliocytes at the surfaces of these matrices, as it was shown using Alamar Blue assay.

Key words

Nylon 6, PCL, PLGA, electrospinning, electron beam irradiation
About Authors (Correspondence):

Stepanova A.O. – junior researcher of laboratory for molecular medicine and laboratory of biomedical technologies, e-mail:

Korobeinikov M.V. – candidate of technical sciences

Yunoshev A.S. – candidate of physical mathematical sciences, head of laboratory for high speed processes of the department for explosive processes

Laktionov P.P. – candidate of biological sciences, leading researcher, head of laboratory for molecular medicine, head of laboratory for biomedical technologies, e-mail:

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Received: 21/03/2016
Accepted: 02/01/1970