Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


Zahra Moazzami Goudarzi, MSc

Laboratory of Polymers and Biomaterials (SPPiB)
position: PhD Student
PhD student
telephone: (+48) 22 826 12 81 ext.: 337
room: 335

Recent publications
1.  Moazzami Goudarzi Z., Zaszczyńska A., Kowalczyk T., Sajkiewicz P.Ł., Electrospun Antimicrobial Drug Delivery Systems and Hydrogels Used for Wound Dressings, Pharmaceutics, ISSN: 1999-4923, DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics16010093, Vol.16, No.1, pp.93-1-27, 2024

Wounds and chronic wounds can be caused by bacterial infections and lead to discomfort in patients. To solve this problem, scientists are working to create modern wound dressings with antibacterial additives, mainly because traditional materials cannot meet the general requirements for complex wounds and cannot promote wound healing. This demand is met by material engineering, through which we can create electrospun wound dressings. Electrospun wound dressings, as well as those based on hydrogels with incorporated antibacterial compounds, can meet these requirements. This manuscript reviews recent materials used as wound dressings, discussing their formation, application, and functionalization. The focus is on presenting dressings based on electrospun materials and hydrogels. In contrast, recent advancements in wound care have highlighted the potential of thermoresponsive hydrogels as dynamic and antibacterial wound dressings. These hydrogels contain adaptable polymers that offer targeted drug delivery and show promise in managing various wound types while addressing bacterial infections. In this way, the article is intended to serve as a compendium of knowledge for researchers, medical practitioners, and biomaterials engineers, providing up-to-date information on the state of the art, possibilities of innovative solutions, and potential challenges in the area of materials used in dressings.

wound dressings, drug delivery systems, thermoresponsive hydrogels

Moazzami Goudarzi Z. - IPPT PAN
Zaszczyńska A. - IPPT PAN
Kowalczyk T. - IPPT PAN
Sajkiewicz P.Ł. - IPPT PAN
2.  Altangerel A., Moazzami Goudarzi Z., Cegielska O., Gradys A.D., Kołbuk-Konieczny D., Kalaska B., Ruszczyńska A., Sajkiewicz P.Ł., A facile one-stone-two-birds strategy for fabricating multifunctional 3D nanofibrous scaffolds, Biomaterials Science, ISSN: 2047-4849, DOI: 10.1039/D3BM00837A, Vol.11, No.16, pp.5502-5516, 2023

Local bacterial infections lead to delayed wound healing and in extreme cases, such as diabetic foot ulcers, to non-healing due to the impaired cellular function in such wounds. Thus, many scientists have focused on developing advanced therapeutic platforms to treat infections and promote cellular proliferation and angiogenesis. This study presents a facile approach for designing nanofibrous scaffolds in three dimensions (3D) with enhanced antibacterial activity to meet the need of treating chronic diabetic wounds. Being a cationic surfactant as well as an antimicrobial agent, octenidine (OCT) makes a 2D membrane hydrophilic, enabling it to be modified into a 3D scaffold in a “one stone, two birds” manner. Aqueous sodium borohydride (NaBH4) solution plays a dual role in the fabrication process, functioning as both a reducing agent for the in situ synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) anchored on the nanofiber surface and a hydrogen gas producer for expanding the 2D membranes into fully formed 3D nanofiber scaffolds, as demonstrated by morphological analyses. Various techniques were used to characterize the developed scaffold (e.g., SEM, XRD, DSC, FTIR, and surface wettability), demonstrating a multilayered porous structure and superhydrophilic properties besides showing sustained and prolonged release of OCT (61% ± 1.97 in 144 h). Thanks to the synergistic effect of OCT and Ag NPs, the antibacterial performance of the 3D scaffold was significantly higher than that of the 2D membrane. Moreover, cell viability was studied in vitro on mouse fibroblasts L929, and the noncytotoxic character of the 3D scaffold was confirmed. Overall, it is shown that the obtained multifunctional 3D scaffold is an excellent candidate for diabetic wound healing and skin repair.

Altangerel A. - IPPT PAN
Moazzami Goudarzi Z. - IPPT PAN
Cegielska O. - IPPT PAN
Gradys A.D. - IPPT PAN
Kołbuk-Konieczny D. - IPPT PAN
Kalaska B. - other affiliation
Ruszczyńska A. - other affiliation
Sajkiewicz P.Ł. - IPPT PAN
3.  Moazzami Goudarzi Z., Soleimani M., Ghasemi-Mobarakeh L., Sajkiewicz P., Sharifianjazi F., Esmaeilkhanian A., Khaksar S., Control of drug release from cotton fabric by nanofibrous mat, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, ISSN: 0141-8130, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2022.06.138, Vol.217, pp.270-281, 2022

A drug delivery system (DDSs) was developed in the present study based on textile substrates as drug carriers and electrospun nanofibers as a controller of release rate. Three types of drugs consisting of ciprofloxacin (CIP), clotrimazole (CLO), and benzalkonium chloride (BEN) were loaded into the cover glass (CG) and cotton fabrics (CF1 and CF2) separately. Then, the drug-loaded substrates were coated with polycaprolactone (PCL) and polycaprolactone/gelatin (PCL/Gel) nanofibers with various thicknesses. The morphology and hydrophilicity of the electrospun nanofibers and the release profile of drug-loaded samples were investigated. FTIR, XRD, and in vitro biodegradability analysis were analyzed to characterize the drug delivery system. A morphological study of electrospun fibers showed the mean diameter of the PCL and PCL/Gel nanofibers 127 ± 25 and 178 ± 38 nm, respectively. The drug delivery assay revealed that various factors affect the rate of drug releases, such as the type of drug, the type of drug carrier, and the thickness of the covered nanofibers. The study highlights the ability of drugs to load substrates with coated nanofibers as controlled drug delivery systems. In conclusion, it is shown that the obtained samples are excellent candidates for future wound dressing applications.

electrospinning, controlled drug release, ciprofloxacin

Moazzami Goudarzi Z. - IPPT PAN
Soleimani M. - Isfahan University of Technology (IR)
Ghasemi-Mobarakeh L. - Isfahan University of Technology (IR)
Sajkiewicz P. - IPPT PAN
Sharifianjazi F. - University of Georgia (US)
Esmaeilkhanian A. - Amirkabir University of Technology (IR)
Khaksar S. - University of Georgia (US)

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