Virtual EWMA 2020 – 18-19 Nov

We will be virtually exhibiting at the 30th Annual Conference of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) in London 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… 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 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 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA, in conjunction with the May standards… 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 »

Synthetic wound healing membrane

‘Synthetic Amniotic Membrane’ development project supported by InnovateUK and the UKI2S Accelerator Programme for Technology Development Projects. For many of us, there is hardly any more life-changing disability imaginable than loss of sight. Whether through trauma or disease, the inability to rely on visual cues impacts on all matters of daily life; doing your job… Read more »

Thermoresponsive 3D cell culture scaffolds

A publication in Acta Biomaterialia by a team at Nottingham University, led by Profs Felicity Rose and Cameron Alexander, describes how a thermoresponsive polymer can be incorporated into 3D cell culture scaffolds to facilitate cell release. This thermoresponsive electrospun scaffold system combines the advantages of providing a physiologically relevant environment to maintain a desirable cell… Read more »

TCES-UKSB 2019 – Nottingham, UK, 11-13 June

Dr Rob McKean and Dr Kitty Lawton are attending the TCES-UKSB conference in Nottingham from 11-13 June. The first joint conference of the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society and the UK Society for Biomaterials will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, situated on the scenic University of Nottingham campus in the Midlands, UK…. 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.