Virtual ESCRS 2020 – 2-4 Oct

We are attending the virtual 38th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Reflective Surgeon (ESCRS) in Amsterdam from 2-4th October 2020. The ESCRS promote education and research in the field of implant and refractive surgery and the study and practice of ophthalmology. We have had the opportunity to support the development of affordable corneal… Read more »

ASTM Workshop, Boston – Postponed

Due to COVID-19, the ASTM Workshop on the “Use of Absorbable Polymers for Medical Devices” scheduled for May has been postponed. We will update you with the new dates as soon as we have been informed by the committee. Dr Matei Cirstea will present at the Workshop on the Use of Absorbable Polymers for Medical… 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 »

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 »

Series A VC Finance

The Electrospinning Company has received £1.5 million funding led by London-based venture capital firm Downing Ventures, alongside VC firm MidVen, Newable Private Investing and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. The company, first established in 2010 as a spin-out by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, uses technology called electrospinning to design, develop and… Read more »

Appointment of chair

The Electrospinning Company has appointed Dr Stewart White as non-executive chairman. Previously CEO of two life science AIM-quoted companies including Collagen Solutions plc, Stewart is currently CEO of Novel Technologies Holdings Limited and Chairman of Mikota Ltd.  Stewart has international executive experience in commercialisation, product development, GMP manufacturing of medical devices, advanced biologics and API’s in both SMEs… 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 »

Quality and Project Management Vacancies

Join our expanding team as we move into brand new cleanroom facilities. We are looking for a Quality and Project Managers:  TECL Quality Manager TECL017 November 2018 and Project Manager TECL Project Manager Vacancy TECL018 Nov 2018 v1.0 to join our growing team as we move into brand new, purpose-built facilities. Sorry  – we can’t obtain visas for non-Europeans.