PPE components using 3D Printers

We are manufacturing the components of the PPE visors using our in house 3D printers and donating them to the Covid Print Oxford organisation. As the cases of COVID19 keep rising many of our medical workers are reporting the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to safely care for the ill patients. People and communities… Read more »

ESCRS 2020 – Amsterdam, 3-7 Oct

We are attending the 38th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Reflective Surgeon (ESCRS) in Amsterdam from 3-7th October 2020. The ESCRS promote education and research in the field of implant and refractive surgery and the study and practice of ophthalmology. We have had the opportunity to support the development of affordable corneal surface… Read more »

ASTM Workshop, Boston – Postponed

Due to COVID-19, the ASTM Workshop on the “Use of Absorbable Polymers for Medical Devices” scheduled for May has been postponed. We will update you with the new dates as soon as we have been informed by the committee. Dr Matei Cirstea will present at the Workshop on the Use of Absorbable Polymers for Medical… Read more »

World Biomaterials Congress 2020 – Glasgow, 11-16 Dec

Organised every 4 years, the World Biomaterials Congress (WBC), scheduled for 11-16th December brings together a broad range of experts in the field of biomaterials. Packed with scientific sessions about the latest and greatest in biomaterials, electrospun materials have always taken a central stage in previous events. For the first time, The Electrospinning Company will be… Read more »

Trip to Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan

Late 2019, the Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO) approached me with the opportunity to visit the Ibaraki prefecture in Japan to explore collaboration with local companies. Little did I know that the particular city in question, Tsukuba, is one of the hotbeds in R&D in Japan. Successive meetings and calls with the excellent UK-based JETRO… Read more »

EWMA 2020 – London, 18-20 Nov

We will be exhibiting at the 30th Annual Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) in London from 18-20 November 2020. Electrospun biomaterials hold great promise for advanced wound healing. Microfibre scaffolds can be fabricated from synthetic or natural polymers with architectures that mimic natural extracellular matrix and can guide cells to heal without… Read more »

Biomaterials Discovery Workshop – Nottingham, UK – 15-16th Jan 2020

CEO Ann Kramer will be speaking at the fourth annual biomaterials discovery workshop at the Jublilee conference centre in Nottingham, UK on 16th January.   Prof. Alvaro Mata (University of Nottingham) “Turning molecules into functional biomaterials through supramolecular engineering” Prof. Patricia Dankers (Eindhoven University of Technology) “Supramolecular polymeric materials as synthetic extracellular matrices: from design to high… Read more »

Board changes

Dr Liam Brennan has joined the Board as the STFC Investor Director, replacing Dr Kate Ronayne. Liam is Head of Technology Transfer at The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation. STFC established The Electrospinning Company in 2010 and have invested and supported the Company since then. After completing his… Read more »

3DBioNet IBIN – London, UK – 20 Jan 2020

Registration is now open for the Joint 3DBioNet IBIN Meeting taking place January 20th – 21st in London at Prospero House. The 1st day of the meeting will be hosted by 3DBioNet and will consist of talks and discussions surrounding the current challenges in 3D cell culture, with a similar format to our past events, and a particular… Read more »

ELRIG Drug Discovery, Liverpool 5-6 November

Meet our colleague and Mimetix-expert Stephen Jones at the 13th Drug Discovery ELRIG event in Liverpool. About the event This year’s focus, ‘A Look Back to the Future’ is planned to include plenary introductions assessing how we got to where we are now and setting the challenges for discovering the drugs of the future.  These… Read more »

Multi-well plate patent granted

The European patent office issued patent EP2812424 on 28th August 2019. The patented invention is a multi-well plate containing a scaffold layer which provides a porous three-dimensional network of polymer nanofibres suitable for growing cells in 3D and the process for fabricating the multi-well assay plate. The Electrospinning Company manufactures the Mimetix® range of multi-well plates… Read more »

ICMFS, Tel Aviv 29 October – 1 November

Meet us at this year’s International College of Maxillofacial Surgery in Tel Aviv as part of our work within the BONE consortium. Starting in 1970, the International Association for Maxillo-Facial-Surgery worked to improve the quality of maxillofacial Surgery by increasing mutual education and cooperation between interested colleagues and centres.