This week's featured invention patented by North Carolina inventors is within CPC Section D: Textiles & Paper.
Inventor(s): Anthony Atala, Winston Salem; James Yoo, Winston Salem; Grace Lim, Winston-Salem; Richard Czerw, Clemmons; Shay Soker, Greensboro; Joel Stitzel, Winston-Salem
Assignee(s): Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem
Abstract: The invention is directed to compositions and methods for preparing electrospun matrices comprising at least one natural biological material component and at least one synthetic polymer material. The natural component makes the matrices highly biocompatible while the molecular weight polymer component can impart additional strength mechanical strength to the scaffold and/or improve ease of manufacture by increasing viscosity and spinning characteristics of the solution during electrospining.