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Electrospinning is a simple and versatile technique for the fabrication of ultrafine fibers from solutions of polymeric and/or bioactive materials. This technique has shown considerable potential in a wide range of fields including biomedical applications, such as drug delivery, wound healing, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Electrospinning for tissue engineering has been extensively researched over the last 20-30 years, primarily due to the inherent similarity of electrospun structures to the native extracellular matrix within our tissues and therefore its ability to provide cells with a familiar environment in which to...

This month we interviewed Dr. Salvador Borrós, Director of the Materials Engineering Group (GEMAT) from IQS School of Engineering, a Spanish innovative group expert in the design of implantable medical devices using Fluidnatek® LE-10 electrospinning equipment. Dr. Salvador Borrós and his research group explain how passionate they are about innovation and how they work with our Fluidnatek® LE-10 electrospinning device in order to create the best innovative solutions for the biomedical devices technology. As Director of the Materials Engineering Group (GEMAT) from the Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS), what purposes motivated the...

In recent years, interest in the use of the electrospinning process for the fabrication of nano or micro-fibrous materials has continued to grow. This versatile technique enables the processing of an extensive range of materials and structures in a continuous, scalable manner and has been demonstrated for use in a wide variety of applications, including biomedical implants, drug delivery systems, cosmetics, filtration membranes, functional textiles, composites, energy generation, sensing and many more. Simple “home-made” electrospinning systems are a familiar sight within research laboratories throughout the world, but as the technology becomes...

Electrospinning is a versatile and cost-effective process for the fabrication of nano or micro-scale fibrous structures. Until recently, electrospinning has been extensively studied within academia for a wide variety of applications, including regenerative medicine and tissue engineering scaffolds, controlled drug delivery devices, cosmetics, air filters and liquid separation membranes, composite reinforcement veils, battery and fuel cell membranes, and many more. However, due to perceived difficulties in scaling up the electrospinning process for many of these applications, the industrial uptake has mostly been limited to air filtration, which often has relatively...

“A drug-delivery system is defined as a formulation or device that enables the introduction of a therapeutic agent into the body and enhances its efficacy and safety by controlling the rate, time, and site of release within the body”[1]. In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for drug delivery systems that provide a controlled or targeted release of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in order to maximize treatment efficacy and minimize adverse side-affects by reducing overall dosage. Electrospinning systems for drug delivery applications are one of the most promising technologies being investigated for...

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