Grant of cell therapy membrane patents
The UK patent office has issued the Kalyptix® patent (GB1914184.5) covering an immune-protective bilayer membrane. We use the Kalyptix technology platform to create implantable devices for cell therapy which act as a barrier to cells yet permit diffusion of molecules such as glucose and insulin. In addition, the European patent office has issued the microscaffold… 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 »
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 »
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.
EUPOC Electrospinning techniques – Italy – 12-16 May 2019
Dr Matei Cirstea will be presenting at the European polymer federation EUPOC conference in Lake Como, Italy from 12th to 16th May 2019. Matei’s talk is titled: THE NEXT STEP: TRANSLATING ELECTROSPINNING BIOMATERIAL RESEARCH INTO A MEDICAL DEVICE
3D Cell Culture – London – 20-21 Feb 2019
SMi’s 3rd Annual Conference 3D Cell Culture February 20-21, 2019 | London, United Kingdom ————————————————————————- Cell Culture in an important tool for research and development within the life science industry. Over the past few years, 3D Cell Culture has gained momentum within the pharmaceutical industry due to the benefits that this model offers over conventional… Read more »
Advanced Cell Culture: A Practical Approach – London – 8th June
Ann Kramer will present at the ECACC workshop Advanced Cell Culture: A Practical Approach on 8th June on the use of electrospun scaffolds in phenotypically relevant assays. Stephen Jones will be present at the exhibition stand to answer questions. A one day workshop in London, UK – Friday 8th June 2018 ECACC is excited to… Read more »
Bio – Boston – 4-7 June
Dr Kitty Lawton will attend the Bio convention in Boston from 4-7 June 2018.
Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture – Cardiff – 22 May 2018
Stephen Jones will present a poster at Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture in Cardiff on 22 May. Dr Gary Allenby of Aurelia Biosciences will present on novel assay approaches using Mimetix microscaffolds that has been developed jointly by Aurelia and The Electrospinning Company.
ELRIG research and Innovation – Cambridge, UK – 17-18 April 2018
We will be at ELRIG Research and Innovation 2018 at Homerton College, Cambridge, UK on 17-18th April. Stephen Jones will present a poster on aligned fibre scaffolds for 3D cell culture.
Stem cell culture in coated scaffolds
A simple 3-D culture system, made of electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) fibers and coated with defined extracellular proteins that occur naturally in the stem cell niche, allowed dispersed attachment and culture of human pluripotent stem cells devoid of cell aggregation. A publication from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm describes how PCL fiber scaffolds coated… Read more »
KTP award for smart biomaterial development
The Electrospinning Company and the University of Nottingham have been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to develop thermo-responsive scaffolds for 3D cell culture. The Electrospinning Company has a range of materials in development for use in 3D cell expansion in bioreactors, for example to increase the efficiency of the manufacture of stem cells for… Read more »