RESEARCH

Advancing new material revolution

The Gelatex platform technology, a novel solution-based nanofiber spinning method, can be applied to a range of industries to fuel the next generation of materials for healthier, cleaner and more sustainable future.

Current Research

Cell Cultivation

Nanofibers can be an excellent 3D substrate for cell cultures. Preliminary cell culture tests indicate that a cell cultures made with the Gelatex platform achieve deeper cell migration into the material, and form thicker tissue-like constructs. Gelatin based cell-cultures have numerous applications in biomedicine, including high-throughput, cost-effective drug testing.

Dentistry

Gelatex gelatin-based nanofibrous hold enormous potential for dentistry. Initial tests have shown that Gelatex gelatin-based nanofibrous materials could be used to enhance bone regeneration after tooth extraction. Films were made with various HAp concentrations and crystalline phase was detected on the surface of the fiber after samples were immersed in to SBF and PBS solutions indicating that scaffolds are bioactive.

Filtration

Due to the nature of the polymer, SAN-based nanofibrous materials can achieve excellent filtration efficiencies while maintaining a small pressure drop. Gelatex fibre production technology can be easily scaled to meet increased demand in times of need.

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We are looking for innovative companies and research groups to advance research, testing and applications.

Future Applications

Wound Care

Gelatin is one of the polymers that can degrade in human tissues. Various studies have demonstrated the potential applications for gelatin nanofibers in wound care. We have invented an easily scalable method to produce gelatin nanofibrous material fast and cost effectively on continuous line, that holds tremendous potential for the wound care industry.

Sustainability in  Air Filtration

Gelatin nanofibrous filters can remove particulate matter from the air better than other commercially available single material filters. Specifically, gelatin-based filters can absorb toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde or carbon monoxide from air. Gelatin-based filters have large surface area and small pores. Combined with Gelatex scalable and continuous production methods, there is a wide opportunity for gelatin nanofibers to be used in air filtration.

Energy storage

The Gelatex production method is capable of producing nanofibrous materials from a variety of polymers and with significantly higher production rates in comparison to similar methods. This, combined with the fact that various additives can easiliy be incorporated into the fibre, makes the Gelatex method a good candidate for producing materials for the energy sector.

 

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