High-throughput quantification

Nature Communications paper “Deep learning for high-throughput quantification of oligodendrocyte ensheathment at single-cell resolution” by a team at McGill university describes how they established a high-throughput method to assess oligodendrocyte ensheathment in-vitro, combining nanofiber culture devices and automated imaging with a heuristic approach that informed the development of a deep learning analytic algorithm.This is important because… Read more »

3DbioNet Workshop – Sheffield, UK – 6th June

Rob McKean and Mehri Behbehani will be at the 3DBioNet Workshop at Sheffield University on 6th June. Rob and Mehri are both Sheffield alumni and looking forward to some good discussions around electrospun scaffolds and 3D cell culture. Mehri, who joined us this year, will give a presentation on collaboration between academia and industry.

Blister pack capability

We have installed a Nelipak blister pack machine in our cleanroom facility. In addition to continual expansion of our electrospinning expertise with different raw materials, we are also increasing our post-processing capabilities. The post-spinning treatment of an electrospun membrane is critical for its use as a medical device or medical device component. Our post-processing capabilities include: Vacuum drying… Read more »

TERMIS EU – Rhodes, Greece – 27-31 May 2019

Marco Thio and Matei Cirstea will attend TERMIS: Tissue Engineering Therapies: From Concept to Clinical Translation & Commercialisation in Rhodes from 27th to 31st May. Marco will be presenting on the industrial perspective of electospinning as a method fr biomaterial manufacture. TERMIS is the most prominent organisation in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative… Read more »

Entrepreneurship recognition IWD2019

Electrospinning’s CEO Ann Kramer was honoured to be invited to a reception for female entrepreneurs at 10 Downing Street to mark International Women’s Day. Ann was selected to meet the prime minister and was delighted to introduce the Company, with a particular focus on the potential for electrospun biomaterials to address problems in gynecological health.

Expanded and Diverse Team

We are pleased to have added new members to our team and are proud of the diversity in the company. Our 50/50 gender balanced team of 14 people has representatives from 9 nationalities and ages from every decade from 20s to 60s. We apply this diversity of approach and background to innovation and problem-solving. In March… Read more »

Successful membrane safety study

A recent publication in British Journal of Ophthalmology by Professor Sheila MacNeil and colleagues at the University of Sheffield and the L.V. Prasad eye clinic in Hyderabad, described how electrospun membranes can be safely applied to rabbit corneas without inducing any local or systemic toxicity. The membranes, made from poly-lactic co-glycolic acid (PLGA) 50:50, were… Read more »