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.

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 »

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 »

Innovation Loan for manufacturing scale-up

One of 17 businesses backed in the second round of innovation loans for innovative manufacturing processes and materials. The companies will use the funding to carry out R&D projects as part of plans to scale up production and commercialise new technologies. The Electrospinning Company has just moved into purpose-built clean-room facilities on the growing Harwell Science and Innovation… Read more »