Stem cell culture in coated scaffolds

A simple 3-D culture system, made of electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) fibers and coated with defined extracellular proteins that occur naturally in the stem cell niche, allowed dispersed attachment and culture of human pluripotent stem cells devoid of cell aggregation. A publication from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm describes how PCL fiber scaffolds coated… Read more »

Stewart White appointed NED

The Electrospinning Company has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Dr Stewart White as non-executive director. Stewart was previously CEO of two life science AIM-quoted companies including Collagen Solutions Ltd., and is currently Chairman of Mikota Ltd and non-executive director with Taragenyx.  Stewart has international executive experience in commercial and product development, GMP manufacturing of… Read more »

Electrospin2018 – Stellenbosch, RSA – 16-18 Jan 2018

Dr Brendan Robb, Head of Production, will present at Electrospin2018 in Stellenbosch, South Africa in January 2018. The Electrospin2018 conference will provide a dedicated platform for students, researchers, and engineers from both academia and industry to exchange knowledge in this continuously growing and interdisciplinary field. Topics of interest include, material development, polymer, ceramic, metal, and… Read more »

MEDICA – Dusseldorf – 13-16 Nov

Marco Thio will attend the Medica 2017 World Forum for Medical Technology in Dusseldorf from 13-16th November. Please contact info@electrospinning.co.uk to arrange a meeting with Marco to find out how electrospun biomaterials or coatings could enhance your medical device and how The Electrospinning Company can support your product development.

KTP award for smart biomaterial development

The Electrospinning Company and the University of Nottingham have been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to develop thermo-responsive scaffolds for 3D cell culture. The Electrospinning Company has a range of materials in development for use in 3D cell expansion in bioreactors, for example to increase the efficiency of the manufacture of stem cells for… Read more »

European project BONE

Eliminating the Need for Repeat Surgery. The Electrospinning Company is part of a European regional consortium led by Maastricht University (UM) which will spend the next four years developing innovative bone implants. These implants will become an alternative for repeat surgeries, prolonged medication use and donor tissue implementation following complex bone fractures. The BONE (Biofabrication… Read more »

ELRIG Drug Discovery – Liverpool – 3rd-4th October

Drug Discovery is ELRIG’s flagship event. Now in its 11th year, we return to ACC in Liverpool to bring together the leading lights in drug discovery research across pharma, biotech, academia and the vendor community. CEO Ann Kramer and production technician Stephen Jones will attend on behalf of The Electrospinning Company. Please contact info@electrospinning.co.uk if… Read more »

IKC/Regener8 – Leeds – 23rd June 2017

Rob McKean will be at The Medical Technologies IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference 2017 – ‘Widening markets, extending reach, growing capability’ focussing on best practice in translating regenerative devices – a potential £1bn industry in the UK. – Date: June 23, 2017 @ 9:00 AM Location: Horizon, Leeds  

Venturefest – Oxford – 21st June 2017

Ann Kramer will be speaking in a panel discussion at Venturefest Oxford 2017 called The Essentials for any Life Sciences Start-Up. Venturefest Oxford will take place on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at the King’s Centre, Osney Mead. With its theme this year of ‘From Start-Up to Scale-Up’, we have responded to feedback and offer a… Read more »

Eye on the future

An interview in the Education Times of India with Professor MacNeil describing corneal damage and repair research. In an article published on 31 May 2017, Sheila MacNeil, professor of tissue engineering, department of materials science & engineering, Kroto Research Institute University of Sheffield, UK, speaks to Ruchi Chopda on the status of corneal damage treatment… Read more »