Novel Making of Bacterial Cellulose Blended Polymeric Fiber Bandages

Altun E., Aydogdu M. O., Koc F., Crabbe-Mann M., Brako F., Kaur-Matharu R., ...More

Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, vol.303, no.3, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 303 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mame.201700607
  • Journal Name: Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: bacterial cellulose, bandages, polymer, pressurized gyration
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a very promising biological material. However, at present its utilization is limited by difficulties in shape forming it. In this Communication, it is shown how this can be overcome by blending it with poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) polymer. BC:PMMA fibers are produced by pressurized gyration of blended BC:PMMA solutions. Subsequently, BC:PMMA bandage-like scaffolds are generated with different blends. The products are investigated to determine their morphological and chemical features. Cell culture and proliferation tests are performed to obtain information on biocompatibility of the scaffolds.