Electrospinning (ES) is an affordable manufacturing process to produce nanoscale, polymer fibers.
During ES, a high voltage differential is required to draw out polymer fibers from a polymer solution at a charged spinneret.
Fibers produced are then deposited onto an oppositely charged electrode.
ES typically requires large, immovable equipment and conductive surfaces for deposition of fibers.
Portability and on-demand ES of fiber mats onto non-conductive surfaces would enable use in re- mote locations with limited access to medicine.
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