Biomedical applications of electrospinning: Tissue engineering

Electrospinning technique has been available since the first decades of the 20th century, but its applications to tissue engineering or drug delivery are relatively new. This can be attributed to the recent automatization of the technique and its availability. In the last few years, modern electrospinning devices allow the user to control the parameters with… Continue reading Biomedical applications of electrospinning: Tissue engineering

Food industry applications of spray coating

The use of encapsulated substances has been present in the industry since almost five decades, and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry for time-release drugs and flavor masking [1]. In this process, the entrapped material –the carrier-, usually a liquid but also solids and gases, can be protected from heat and moisture by the… Continue reading Food industry applications of spray coating

Electrospinning, what do I spin?

One of the main parameters of the electrospinning process is the nature and viscosity of the solution. In order to obtain homogeneous fibers, the electrospinning fiber material must be carefully chosen. Each electrospinning solution has unique viscosity and characteristics that influence the thickness and aggregation of the fibers. These parameters will influence the application of… Continue reading Electrospinning, what do I spin?