Electrofiltration offers a multitude of promising applications in regenerative medicine since it allows to fabricate structures and functional fabrics in 2 or 3 dimensions. This is one of the specialties of the company Statice which offers regulatory manufacturers its R & D and production services.
Electrofiltration is a process for the use of polymers allowing the production of non-woven nanofibrous membranes, the fiber diameter being of the order of 50 nm to 1 μm. This method is used in regenerative medicine to promote the growth of tissues from support structures called scaffolds. The latter may be two-dimensional; They will then serve as a basis for the regrowth of the skin, the cartilage …, following wounds or burns. Three-dimensional scaffolds are also used, for example for the reconstruction of heart valves, blood vessels, part of the digestive tract or the trachea. Electrofiltered implants cause almost no immune response since new tissues are created from the patient’s cells.
Thanks to its very specialized expertise in the field of biopolymers, bistice Statice designs and produces in-house scaffolds for its customers. “Cells grow back hard outside their natural environment, and this is especially true when it comes to three-dimensional organs. The material making up the scaffold must therefore be chosen with care. The structure of the scaffold to be realized will determine the choice of the most suitable polymer, “says Benoît Studlé, President of the company.
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