Navigation Links
New Electro-Blowing Needleless Multi-Jet – More Efficient Nanofibre Production Can Expand the Applicability of Nanomaterials

(PRWEB) March 28, 2013

Scientists from Contipro have managed to significantly increase the efficiency of nanofibre production. Thanks to efforts to develop technology capable of producing nanofibres from materials which are hard to spin, a jet has been created which is two to seven times more productive, depending on the solution used.

The exceptional properties of nanomaterials make them suited to use in many fields, from medicine to environmental applications. However, widespread use is hindered by the high price of nanomaterials compared with bulk materials. As a result, nanomaterials are used only where the benefits of their properties outweigh the price. This situation could soon be improved thanks to a new discovery by Contipro.

While the most common industrial method of nanofibre production relies on the formation of nanofibres from a polymer solely in a high electrostatic field, the patented needleless multi-jet also supports the formation of fibres by a heated air stream flowing around the jet. This makes it possible not only to obtain nanofibres, for example, from overly viscous solutions or solutions with a very high proportion of solvent, but also significantly increases jet productivity and cuts the cost of nanomaterial production.

“We originally intended to create a jet that would enable us to handle new types of materials for medicine. Soon, however, it became clear from laboratory comparisons that our method was much more efficient than the current most widespread nanofibre production method. Moreover, our solution allows for precisely controlled conditions around the jet, enabling us to achieve much stable parameters of nanofibres produced in longer-lasting processes. And because nanofibres are thousands of times finer than a human hair, I’m sure you can imagine that even a minor change is very important,“says associated professor Velebny from Contipro.

The new patented jet was developed as one of the modules for 4SPIN, the nanofibre production device launched by Contipro in Japan at the end of January 2013. This device is designed primarily for the laboratory upscaling of nanofibre production, and the needleless multi-jet is the most effective module of the four emitters supplied. Contipro makes no secret of the fact that a pilot version of the device has been designed in its laboratories, to be followed by a fully operational unit for the production of nanofibres. In this respect, numerous Contipro devices are intended to offer a comprehensive means of transferring the results of nanomaterial research from the laboratory to production practice and customers. This can be achieved by existing laboratory equipment with emitters ranging from a needle electrode to a needleless multi-jet, and by the upcoming pilot version and, especially, fully operational version of 4SPIN.

Another domain that sets the 4SPIN electrospinning equipment series apart from other devices on the market is the possibility of developing materials for medicine. Even during design, the possibility of placing the machine in cleanrooms and using it to process biopolymers was taken into consideration. Given Contipro’s 15 years’ experience of bionanotechnologies, this is hardly surprising.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Custom CRM Developer Elinext Helps Businesses Build Efficient CRM Universe
2. Make Your Office Green: MinuteHound Software Takes Great Strides Toward Cleaner and Efficient Technology
3. More efficient way to make popular prescription medication
4. Not all stem cells are equally efficient for use in regenerative medicine
5. Successful results against human leishmaniasis with a more efficient and economic vaccine
6. New technology for a more efficient treatment of Pompe disease and other metabolic disorders
7. Researchers will employ microscopic clay minerals to design more efficient and less toxic drugs
8. Frozen Food Production in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated
9. Certain bacteria suppress production of toxic shock toxin: Probiotic potential looms
10. Fresh Pasta Production in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
11. Maryland Children's Theater Holds Auditions for Summer Youth Productions of SHREK! and Les Misérables
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief ... a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly ... lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its ... Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding ... Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production ... and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to ... genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular ... the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Today, MTI-GlobalStem, a provider ... and other difficult to transfect cells, announces its launch of the PluriQ™ G9™ ... Editing System is a complete system for culturing and transfecting human pluripotent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ... sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter ... 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... India , June 24, 2016 ... Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen ... Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the ... expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in the ... cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has secured ... led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel Capital ... Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization of ... of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: