PRLog - Aug. 6, 2012 - DOLNI DOBROUC, Czech Republic -- In comparative tests with the most common materials, this newly developed multi-nozzle produces between two and thirteen times more fibres. It also enables nanofibres to be obtained even from materials (such as hyaluronic acid), which, though not readily malleable, are highly suited for medical purposes and offer potential in challenging areas of application, including the repair of damaged nerves and muscle regeneration.
Contipro's new combination multi-nozzle
Contipro Biotech has a history of piquing interest in its nanofibre prowess, having previously patented technology for the production of nanofibres structured in any direction required.
“We were surprised how many companies are faced with a problem that we have evidently found a successful solution to – the transfer of technical solutions from the lab to the production line. Maybe that’s why our appearance here has resulted in such a groundswell of interest among companies,” said Dr Jana Růžičková
Foreign presentations of the new Czech patented technology have not been limited to Japan. At virtually the same time, the invention was also introduced at Electrospin 2012, a the scientific conference in South Korea, where it was taken by one of its co-creators, Marek Pokorný. “Basically, we approached the whole issue of nanofibre production differently from others in the field and came up with technology that has fixed imperfections such as inconsistent fibre quality and the limitations of existing technologies in the application of materials useful to medicine. The closest to home we showcased our innovative nanofibre production solution was in Dresden, where we was attending Nanofair 2012,” said Contipro’s Dr Pokorný.
The specific design of the new combination multi-nozzle is based on a numerical simulation of electrostatic field distribution around different types of spinning electrodes. Studies focusing on the physical essence of spinning resulted in nanofibre output much higher than that achievable by “needleless”