Virtual EUCornea Meeting – 26 Sept

We are participating in the 11th EU Cornea Virtual Meeting on the 26th September 2020. The EUCornea Society is a platform to discuss and share knowledge among researchers in the field of ophthalmology. It provides a collaborative opportunity for organisations to progress in cornea and ocular surface disease. The Electrospinning company is working on a… Read more »

Virtual Advanced Therapies Connect – 29-30 Sept

We will be attending the Advanced Therapies Connect 2020 held virtually on the 29th to 30th September 2020. Advanced Therapies Connect is a platform for biotechs to build relationships and partnerships with the mission to help Biotechs progress along their commercialisation journey. Ann Kramer will be attending session and will be available for meetings throughout… Read more »

Virtual ESCRS 2020 – 2-4 Oct

We are attending the virtual 38th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Reflective Surgeon (ESCRS) from 2-4th 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 regeneration… Read more »

eEANS Virtual Congress, 19-21 Oct

We are attending the virtual congress of The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) from 19 to 21st October 2020. The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) is both an independent federation of European national neurosurgical societies and a fast-developing association of individual neurosurgeons from around the world. Marco Thio will be available to discuss… Read more »

Advisory Board Update

Professor Harminder S. Dua has joined our scientific advisory board in June 2020. He is an internationally renowned ophthalmologist who will be supporting us on eye and corneal projects. Professor Dua is the Chair and Professor of ophthalmology and the head of division of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Nottingham. He obtained… Read more »

Microscaffold Patent Granted

On 23 June 2020, the UK patent office issued the Microscaffold patent (GB2544748A). Our custom Microscaffolds can be made from a large variety of materials and sizes, tailored towards their desired application. Their open, porous, three-dimensional structure allows for facile cell attachment and integration over a large range of cell types. These scaffolds can form… Read more »

Polymer Combinations

In a new publication titled “A synergistic relationship between PCL and natural polymers enhances the physical properties and biological activity of scaffolds”, researchers at RAFT have shown the versatility of our Mimetix Air® scaffolds to be combined with natural polymer such as collagen, elastin and fibrin, with industrially applicable production methods. Their work shows how… Read more »

Angiogenesis on Mimetix Air scaffolds

Standard and modified Mimetix Air® scaffolds were used in a recent study to establish an improved method to measure new blood vessel formation (angiogenesis). Angiogenesis is an important natural process for healing and regeneration in the body. In “Pre-screening the intrinsic angiogenic capacity of biomaterials in an optimised ex ovo chorioallantoic membrane model” the group… Read more »

3D Imaging of Cancer Cells in Scaffolds

Mimetix® scaffolds were used in the recent publication “Phase-contrast 3D tomography of HeLa cells grown in PLLA polymer electrospun scaffolds using synchrotron X-rays” in The Journal of Synchrotron Radiation. This study, led by Dr. M. Yusuf at the University College London (UCL), collaborating with the Research Centre at Harwell (RCAH) and Diamond Light Source on… Read more »

Advisory Board Update

Dr. Virender Sangwan has joined our advisory board in March 2020 to support us with his clinical expertise in the development of our cornea regeneration project. Dr. Virender Sangwan is a world-renowned ophthalmologist with expertise in cornea, anterior segment and uveitis. He has graduated in medicine from Maharshi Dayanand University in 1986 and completed his… Read more »

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 »