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Innovation Loan for manufacturing scale-up

One of 17 businesses backed in the second round of innovation loans for innovative manufacturing electrospinning processes and materials. The companies will use the funding to carry out R&D projects as part of plans to scale up production and commercialise new technologies.

The Electrospinning Company has just moved into purpose-built clean-room facilities electrospinning on the growing Harwell Science and Innovation Campus and will use this loan to fund manufacturing process innovation for the scalable manufacture of novel biomaterials.

Innovate UK is running a pilot programme of loan competitions over 2 years to the end of 2019. A total of up to £50 million is available for business innovation projects. Simon Edmonds, deputy executive chair and business officer at Innovate UK, said: “Innovation in manufacturing and materials electrospinning requires finance that understands and accepts the risk in new technologies, so we’re excited about the opportunities that innovation loans are now unlocking for UK businesses to invest in the delivery of new products and services in this important sector for the UK economy.

We’ve seen continuing high levels of demand for this new, affordable, flexible electrospinning and low-interest finance option for innovation and we’re confident it will help potential UK businesses to scale up, create high-value jobs and ultimately accelerate economic growth and improve the quality of life across all regions.”

Innovate UK introduced its pilot programme of innovation loans to some of the electrospinning UK’s most innovative businesses to scale. To do this, the programme will help tackle the key issues facing innovative companies. If successful in the competitive application process, businesses can borrow between £100,000 and £1 million.

Thermoresponsive 3D cell society scaffolds

A magazine in Acta Biomaterialia by a group at Nottingham College, led by Profs Pleasure Rose as well as Cameron Alexander, explains exactly how a thermoresponsive polymer can be included right into 3D cell society scaffolds to promote cell launch. This thermoresponsive electrospinning scaffold system incorporates the benefits of supplying a from a physical standpoint pertinent setting to keep a preferable cell phenotype, permitting regular enzyme-free passaging as well as growth of cultured cells, whilst using mechanical assistance for cell growth.The Electrospinning Business is taken part in a KTP-funded joint task with Nottingham College to establish this modern technology system even more for the growth of mesenchymal stem cells in 3D in various bioreactor models.A thermoresponsive three-dimensional coarse cell society system for enzyme-free growth of animal cells ☆ Afnan M.Aladdad, Mahetab H. Amer, Laura Sidney, Andrew Hopkinson, Lisa A.White, Cameron Alexander, Pleasure R.A.J.Rose