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Pharmacist Laura Wistlich


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Main Research


Artificial biomaterials gain more and more importance as replacement of dysfunctional tissues in the body. Electrospun fibers from polymer solutions whose diameters are in the micrometer to nanometer range play a role in the replication of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in order to obtain models that can empathize with the physiological conditions.

Modification of electrospun fiber surfaces


The aim of the work is to create electrospun fibers made of PLGA adding the six-armed star-shaped functional additive NCO-sP(EO-stat-PO). The isocyanates can be utilized to modify the surface of the fibers in various ways. Here for example, growth factors, antibodies or other proteins may be bound. Subsequently, the biological study of such systems by various in vitro tests is carried out. In this way, models can be produced to simulate native extracellular matrix or for later applications as wound dressings required for treatment of large burns or injuries.

Scientific career


• Since 04/2013: Start of the doctoral thesis at the Department of Functional Materials in Medicine and Dentistry of the University Hospital of Würzburg (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Groll)
• • 2010: Second half of the internship year in product development at Kneipp in Ochsenfurt
• 2009-2010: First half of the internship year in the Spessart-Apotheke in Kreuzwertheim
• 2005-2009: study of pharmacy at the University of Regensburg


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