First Webinar in the Series:
Electrospun Micro- and Nanofibers for Medical Applications
Electrospinning has become an ideal technique for generating samples for tissue engineering as it is able to reproducibly fabricate micro or nanofibers that biomimic the structural and physicochemical properties of extracellular matrix from native tissues. The large surface area offered by electrospun fibers, the cost-effectiveness of the technique, and the ability to track important parameters such as real-time sample thickness during processing make electrospinning an attractive choice for academic as well as industrial R&D.
In this webinar, you will be introduced to electrospinning and explore the fundamentals of the technique, including key parameters that influence sample reproducibility throughout the development process. Current medical applications in the field including wound healing, heart valves, nerve conduits, blood vessels, stent coating, and 3D structures will be discussed. As the electrospinning technology has significantly evolved over the past years, this webinar will also cover the future of electrospinning. We will also discuss a few specialized system configurations that are tailored towards specific applications such as industrial-scale production, cGMP and ISO-13485 regulated environments, and production of electrospun samples under sterile conditions.
Upcoming Webinars in the Series
Aligned Nanofibers for Tissue Engineering
Tubular Matrices for Tissue Engineering
Electrospinning for Medical Devices
In addition to the first webinar, we will be hosting a limited number of viewers for application-focused live web demonstrations where Dr. Francisco J. Chaparro will demonstrate the flexibility of the Fluidnatek systems for advanced biomaterials applications.
In the first live demonstration, he will focus on why fiber alignment matters for fabricating electrospun tissue scaffolds, as well as the benefits of the Fluidnatek systems’ precise control over fiber alignment. In the second live demonstration, Dr. Chaparro will demonstrate how the Fluidnatek systems can easily generate tubular tissue scaffolds such as vascular, neural, tracheal, and urological conduits, which can be populated with cells to yield mechanically and structurally accurate, viable grafts. In the third live demonstration, electrospinning applications for medical devices will be highlighted, including coating orthopedic implants, stents, and other devices that interact or come into contact with a patient’s body.
Registration is limited— don’t miss your chance to join us for this series! We hope to see you there.
Francisco J. Chaparro, Ph.D.
Product Manager, Fluidnatek Electrospinning/Electrospraying Systems
Please contact us with any questions regarding this webinar series or the Fluidnatek Electrospinning/Electrospraying nanomaterial fabrication systems.