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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