Dr Gary Allenby
Chief Scientific Officer
We have developed a 3D micro-scaffold system from electrospun material that can be used in conjunction with well plates for higher throughput screening. We have re-engineered electro spun material to form micro-scaffold islands on to which we seed, grow and differentiate cells prior to performing more conventional assays in well plates. Cells grow on, around and into the material, forming a micro-island of adherent cells that are effectively “in solution”. The incorporation of iron nano-particles into the fibres during manufacture results in micro-scaffolds that can be physically manipulated using magnetism.