20 Februar 2013

Future Materials: Natural Biopolymers Can Be Turned Into Nanofibers With New Device

Scientists at Contipro developed 4SPIN - to Structure Hyaluronan Fibers for Medical Use

Scientists at Contipro have created materials that can be programmed to function for a specific duration in the body before being fully absorbed. They have also developed the new apparatus 4SPIN, capable of creating structured nanofibers from such materials.

Hyaluronic acid is a common ingredient in cosmetic creams, eye drops or injections improving the functioning of joints with damaged cartilage. Now, not only are scientists able to produce nanofibers from this substance, but they can also program how long they are to last in the body. What makes “programmable” nanofibers from biopolymers so beneficial? They serve all manner of purposes, from new cartilage to the repair of damaged nerves.

… Full text: www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10441592.htm

Tags: biocompatible, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, cells, programmable materials, chemicals

Source: PRWeb, 2013-02-20.

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