Podcast: Advances in Electrospinning for Biomedical Applications

August 2011

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Electrospinning offers several advantages for producing nanofibers scaffolds, and therefore, this technology is gaining popularity in tissue engineering applications. In this interview, Dr. George Collins, research professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and senior scientist in the Medical Device Concept Laboratory, talks about the recent advances in electrospinning for biomedical applications.

Dr. Collins holds a B.S. in chemistry from Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, and Ph.D.s from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, and Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. His experience includes 30 years in corporate research and small business technology addressing critical technical and strategic issues related to the physical behavior of molecular materials and technical program development. Much of his research has been directed toward clarifying the molecular origin of the physical behavior of polymers and amorphous pharmaceutical solids. More recently, his interests have focused on the physical characterization of biomaterials and the fabrication of novel scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Dr. Collins is named in over 40 technical publications and 30 U.S. patents.

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