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 »

Virtual ESCRS 2020 – 2-4 Oct

We are attending the virtual 38th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Reflective Surgeon (ESCRS) in Amsterdam 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… Read more »

Virtual EWMA 2020 – London, 18-20 Nov

We will be virtually 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… Read more »

Virtual World Biomaterials Congress 2020 – 11-16 Dec

Organised every 4 years, the virtual 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »