What is Electrospinning?
Electrospinning is a simple electrohydrodynamic process used to produce fibers. The range of these fibers are generally 100 of nm to 10's of μm, although it has been demonstrated to spin fibers on a very small scale of 10's of nm. With the Spraybase® instrument, the fibers are collected in the form of a non-woven membrane. Electrospinning produces fibers and fibrous membranes which are employed in a wide range of applications, from tissue engineering and drug delivery to energy conversion and storage.
HOW TO FORM FIBERS
The process uses repulsion between charges in an electrified solution, this provides the force to extend a pendent drop of solution into a fiber. The standard Spraybase® instrument for this process has the capacity of supplying electrical charges, fluidic control and a grounded collector.
HOW TO ELECTROSPIN WITH SPRAYBASE®
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The perfect kit for those who are new to Electrospinning. The Spraybase® Electrospinning Starter Kit contains all the components needed to make and visualise the production of electrospun fibers.
This kit is suitable for those who wish to investigate the concept of creating core/sheath fibers by electrospinning.
METHOD OF FLUIDIC CONTROL
The majority of researchers today utilize a syringe pump to deliver solution to the emitter tip to enable the flow of the solution in the electrohydrodynamic technique. This is the more traditional method of fluidic control.
- Software Controlled
- Compatible with a wide range of syringes with respect to both size and material.
- Infusion rate of 0.75 µl/hr to a maximum 2100 ml/hr.
- Maximum syringe size is 60 cc.
- Tissue Engineering
- Wound Healing
- Solar & Fuel Cells
- Regenerative Medicine
Application Note 1: Using Spraybase to Create Fibers from Polycaprolactone (PCL)
|Sample of Polymers Electrospun In-House|
|PCL||Poly Capro Lactone|
|PLGA||Poly Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid|
|PVA||Poly Vinyl Alcohol|