MeDe Innovation – Sheffield, UK – 18 Jan 2018

Marco Thio will be at the MeDe Innovation 5th Annual Conference.  The conference brings together MeDe Innovation’s network of academics, industrialists, clinicians and regulatory body representatives through lively presentations, debate and poster sessions. It is a unique opportunity to access the latest developments in orthopaedic medical device manufacture. Selina Beal (@SN_Beal) from the University of… Read more »

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 »

Electrospin2018 – Stellenbosch, RSA – 16-18 Jan 2018

Dr Brendan Robb, Head of Production, will present at Electrospin2018 in Stellenbosch, South Africa in January 2018. The Electrospin2018 conference will provide a dedicated platform for students, researchers, and engineers from both academia and industry to exchange knowledge in this continuously growing and interdisciplinary field. Topics of interest include, material development, polymer, ceramic, metal, and… 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 »

European project BONE

Eliminating the Need for Repeat Surgery. The Electrospinning Company is part of a European regional consortium led by Maastricht University (UM) which will spend the next four years developing innovative bone implants. These implants will become an alternative for repeat surgeries, prolonged medication use and donor tissue implementation following complex bone fractures. The BONE (Biofabrication… Read more »

ELRIG Drug Discovery – Liverpool – 3rd-4th October

Drug Discovery is ELRIG’s flagship event. Now in its 11th year, we return to ACC in Liverpool to bring together the leading lights in drug discovery research across pharma, biotech, academia and the vendor community. CEO Ann Kramer and production technician Stephen Jones will attend on behalf of The Electrospinning Company. Please contact info@electrospinning.co.uk if… Read more »

Eye on the future

An interview in the Education Times of India with Professor MacNeil describing corneal damage and repair research. In an article published on 31 May 2017, Sheila MacNeil, professor of tissue engineering, department of materials science & engineering, Kroto Research Institute University of Sheffield, UK, speaks to Ruchi Chopda on the status of corneal damage treatment… Read more »

Muscle progenitor stem cells in 3D maintain character after expansion in Mimetix scaffolds

CD133+ progenitor stem cells were shown to maintain ‘stem-ness’ after expansion in Mimetix 3D cell culture. In a recent publication in the Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, researchers at KTH in Sweden characterised the growth and differentiation of CD133+ stem cells in Mimetix 3D and in conventional 2D cell culture. CD133+ cells are myogenic progenitors… Read more »

ELRIG Drug Discovery – 13-14 Oct 2016 – Liverpool, UK

ELRIG Drug Discovery Dr Valerie Legris and Stephen Jones will attend on behalf of the company. Our products will be on display at the AMSBio stand #A3. Visit poster  159 to learn how the Mimetix® aligned scaffolds improve both structural and functional read-outs in cardiomyocytes. Visit poster 99 and hear Matt Vassey from Aurelia Bioscience present “A 3-D micro-scaffold platform:… Read more »