Muscle progenitor stem cells in 3D maintain character after expansion in Mimetix scaffolds

CD133+ progenitor stem cells were shown to maintain ‘stem-ness’ after expansion in Mimetix 3D cell culture. In a recent publication in the Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, researchers at KTH in Sweden characterised the growth and differentiation of CD133+ stem cells in Mimetix 3D and in conventional 2D cell culture. CD133+ cells are myogenic progenitors… Read more »

Angel investment secured

The Electrospinning Company Announces £650,000 Investment to Fund Sales Growth and Increase Capacity Harwell, UK — 26 January 2017 — The Electrospinning Company, announces that it has secured a £650,000 investment to establish itself as the leading provider of clinical-grade electrospun biomaterials to the medical device industry. Funding has come from a network of UK… Read more »

3D tumour environment affects DNA damage

Cancer cells grown in 3D in Mimetix scaffolds or spheroid cultures responded to DNA damage  differently to those grown in conventional 2D culture. In “Inhibition of Chk1 with the small molecule inhibitor V158411 induces DNA damage and cell death in an unperturbed S-phase. Joanne Wayne, Teresa Brooks, Andrew J. Massey. DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.13119″ Vernalis researchers followed the regulation of… Read more »

Electrospinning Company strengthens the Board

The Electrospinning Company has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors to help develop its strategy and drive its growing business in the regenerative medical device sector. Drummond Paris and Nigel Edwards join Kate Ronayne (representing STFC Innovations), Malcolm Chapman (Angel investor) and Ann Kramer (CEO) as well as observer Mark White (Rainbow Seed… Read more »

New 3D aligned plate designed for neuroscience and stem cell studies

The Electrospinning Company launches a new 3D aligned plate designed for neuroscience and stem cell studies. Our Mimetix® scaffold: [checklist icon=”bullet”] Enables the formation of active 3D neuronal networks Allows stem cell differentiation Is compatible with imaging Is suitable for in vitro myelination assays [/checklist] Buy it here (www.electrospinning.co.uk/shop/) or contact us for a quote. Bespoke… Read more »

Investment round closed successfully

The Electrospinning Company has raised almost £400,000 in a round supported equally by existing and new shareholders. STFC Innovations Ltd. and the Rainbow Seed Fund, together with Angel investors from Angels 5K, Minerva Investment Group, Wroxall Investor’s club and London Business Angels continued to support the growth of the company and were joined by Angel… Read more »

AMSBio to distribute Mimetix products

We are pleased to announce the appointment of AMS Biotechnology as a distributor of Mimetix tissue culture plates for 3D cell culture. AMSBio has built expertise in 3D cell culture and offers a range of innovative products and technology complementary to our electrospun microfiber scaffold plates. To purchase from AMSBio click here

Axon myelination model using Mimetix aligned fibres

A recent study published by Dr Marie Bechler of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Edinburgh (Current Biology 25, 1-6, September 21, 2015, Bechler et al.) has demonstrated that oligodendrocytes have an extraordinary ability to self-regulate the formation of compact, multi-lamellar myelin and to generate sheaths of physiological length, using The Electrospinning Company’s poly(L-lactide) aligned… Read more »

InnovateUK award for partnership with Collagen Solutions plc

The Electrospinning Company Ltd (‘Electrospinning’) announces a grant award from InnovateUK, the Government agency formerly named the Technology Strategy Board, under the Technology Inspired Feasibility Competition to develop a novel bio-synthetic substance for use in internal wound healing in partnership with Collagen Solutions plc (AIM: COS), the developer and manufacturer of medical grade collagen components… Read more »