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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...

A new, disruptive technology for the micro-encapsulation of active ingredients into particles has been developed by Bioinicia, in collaboration with the Institute of Agrochemical and Food Technology (IATA), part of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). This cutting-edge proprietary technique, named Electrospraying Assisted by Pressurized Gas (EAPG), is able to mass-produce large quantities of encapsulated active ingredients through a patented, modified electrospraying process. The standard electrospraying process (electro-hydrodynamic atomization) has many advantages over other methods for the encapsulation of bioactives: it is a room temperature process, has excellent encapsulation efficiency,...

Electrospinning equipment is designed for the fabrication of micro- and nano-scaled fibers or particles by electro-hydrodynamic processing, a technique that can be scaled-up for reproducible nanofiber production at commercially relevant volumes. There are many electrospinning equipment products in the market, catering for lab-scale materials research and proof-of-concept activities, all the way up to full industrial-scale manufacturing.  Due to the versatility of the electrospinning process and the wide variety of different applications, these electrospinning equipment products come in different shapes and sizes and are configurable with an array of different features...

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