Virtual World Biomaterials Congress 2020, 11-15 Dec

Organised every 4 years, the virtual World Biomaterials Congress (WBC), scheduled for 11-15th December 2020 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… Read more »

ASTM Workshop Virtual, 20-21 Jan 21

Dr Matei Cirstea will present at the Workshop on the Use of Absorbable Polymers for Medical Devices, held on January 20-21 2021. This workshop is sponsored by ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices and will be held virtually by WebEx. Objective and Scope First introduced 50 years ago in the form… Read more »

BioForward, Oxford – 17 Jun

We are attending the BioForward Meeting on Thursday, 17 June 2021 at The King’s Centre Oxford. BioForward is a full-day event designed to be a practical, ‘one-stop-shop’ that provides leaders of growing Life Sciences companies with the knowledge, skills, connectivity, and services necessary to achieve sustainable commercial success This event is aimed at professionals who are… 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 »

Virtual EWMA 2020, 18-19 Nov

We will be virtually exhibiting at the 30th Annual Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) from 18-19 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 scarring…. Read more »