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Writing with Electrospinning

Direct Writing Electrospinning allows the deposition of bundles of fibers in a predetermined pattern, thus mimicking more closely the structural architecture of our native extracellular matrix.

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Veni is part of the Dutch science organization Talent Scheme. Veni is aimed at excellent researchers who have recently obtained their doctorate. Researchers in the Talent Scheme are free to submit their own subject for funding, which are encouraged to be curiosity-driven and innovative research.

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Interreg Project BONE starts in Paris

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Dynamic Materials for Biofabrication

As our tissues and organs change dynamically in time in response to stimuli from the surounding environment in our body, biomaterials used to create scaffolds for the regeneration of such tissues and organs should mimic this dynamicity.

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Writing with Electrospinning
Published on: November 26, 2017
Category: Events

We have recently published our latest efforts in furhter expanding the biofabrication technology envelop, by introducing to the field a new electrospinning technology.Direct writing electrospinning adds to the current state of the art comprising melt electrospinning and near field electrospinning, by further controlling and focusing the applied electric field during processing. In this manner, we can create scaffolds comprised of bundles of microfibers that are deposited in a prescribed pattern. A proof of concet study showed the successful creation of scaffolds that can mimic the deposition of collagen tyep II fibers in articular cartilage:

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.7b07151