Neotherix will be presenting at the Nanofibres to Nanocomposites meeting to be held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot on Tuesday 8 November 2011. The event is a collaboration between the NanoKTN and the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and will focus on new developments in electrospinning in market sectors as diverse as regenerative medicine, 3D cell culture, fuel cells and photocatalysis.
Dr Lorenzo Pio Serino, Biomaterials Scientist at Neotherix, will be speaking on "Developing electrospun scaffolds for soft tissue repair". He will describe Neotherix' use of electrospinning technology in the development of bioresorbable regenerative scaffolds with particular focus on the development of PhotoTherix, an antimicrobial-loaded scaffold designed for the repair and management of oral surgical wounds.
PhotoTherix is being developed in collaboration with the Leeds Dental Institute and the Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation, University of Bradford and has recently received funding from the Science Bridges China programme. The antimicrobial, a photodynamic therapy (PDT) agent, is released as the bioresorbable electrospun scaffold degrades and the wound heals. The PDT agent is preferentially taken up by any bacteria present, which are subsequently killed by the optional activation of the PDT agent using a light source. The antimicrobial-loaded scaffold has also been shown to support the growth of stem cells.
Please see the Nanofibres to Nanocomposites web site for more details.
Links to our PhotoTherix development partners Leeds Dental Institute and Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation, University of Bradford .
Link to the Science Bridges China web site.