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23 November 2023

Our work on skin patches:
"Oil-Infused Polymer Fiber Membranes as Porous Patches for Long-Term Skin Hydration and Moisturization"
has been published in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering and is available online in open access

26 June 2023

Ewa A. Sroczyk successfully defended PhD thesis, "Modification of electrospun mats to control oil delivery for skin" within the Nano4Skin project funded by FNP.

22 May 2023

In Polish - Jedynka Polskie Radio, Program EUREKA, interview with Prof. Urszula Stachewicz about our Nano4Skin project and more ...
Nanowłókna pomogą leczyć atopową skórę

10 - 12 May 2023

Dr Krzysztof Berniak and Michał Kopacz were presenting the project results at the 6th European Symposium on Electrohydrodynamic Atomization and Electrospinning 2023, AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland

4 January 2023

Our work on the front cover WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
"Electrospun fibers as carriers for topical drug delivery and release in skin bandages and patches for atopic dermatitis treatment"
WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, Volume 15, Issue 1, January/February 2023, e1829

7 November 2022

Łukasz Kaniuk successfully defended PhD thesis, "Manufacturing and characterization of electrospun PHBV fibers for biomedical applications" within the Nano4Skin project funded by FNP.

17 October 2022

Congratulations to Zuzanna Krysiak!!!
She has successfully defended the PhD thesis within the First Team Nano4Skin project entitled: "Designing and characterization of electrospun patches for atopic skin"

October 2022

Zuzanna Krysiak and Urszula Stachewicz presenting the project results at the 4th Interdisciplinary FNP Conference, October 6-7, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland

October 2022

Our paper "Accelerated wound closure rate by hyaluronic acid release from coated PHBV electrospun fiber scaffolds" has been published in Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology.

September 2022

Urszula Stachewicz was presenting the project's results at the
1st Baltic Symposium on Polymer and Biomaterials Science - Baltic Biomat
Sept. 22-23, 2022 in Szczecin, Poland

September 2022

Urszula Stachewicz and Ewa Sroczyk were presenting the project's results at the
IEEE 12th International Conference "Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties
Sept. 11-16, 2022 in Kraków, Poland

September 2022

Krzysztof Berniak presenting poster and oral presentation during ESB2022, the 32nd Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB)
Bordeaux, France, 4th - 8th of September 2022

July 2022

Two new publications by PhD student Zuzanna Krysiak

"Electrospun fibers as carriers for topical drug delivery and release in skin bandages and patches for atopic dermatitis treatment."
WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology. e1829, 11 July 2022

and research paper:
"Urea-Based Patches with Controlled Release for Potential Atopic Dermatitis Treatment"
Pharmaceutics 2022, 14(7), 1494

June 2022

Within our collaboration with Prof. Gregory Rutledge, PhD student Ewa Sroczyk is visiting MIT in USA.

May 2022

A visit of Prof. Eyal Zussman from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology at AGH University

May 2022

Within our collaboration with Prof. Shweta Agarwala, PhD student Zuzanna Krysiak is visiting Aarhus University in Denmark.

March 2022

Our work on the inside front cover Journal of Materials Chemistry B
"Enhanced mechanical performance and wettability of PHBV fiber blends with evening primrose oil for skin patches improving hydration and comfort"
Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2022, 10, 1763 - 1774

December 2021

Our work on the front cover ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
"Development and Advantages of Biodegradable PHA Polymers Based on Electrospun PHBV Fibers for Tissue Engineering and Other Biomedical Applications"
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2021, 7, 12, 5339–5362

November 2020

Our work on the front cover of ACS Applied Bio Materials
"Nano- and Microfiber PVB Patches as Natural Oils Carriers for Atopic Skin Treatment"
ACS Applied Bio Materials, 3, 11, 7666–7676, 2020

April 2020

The first confocal microscope at AGH University thanks to funding from the Foundation for Polish Science

Now we have brand new Zeiss LSM 900
On the left Krzysztof Berniak from our Team responsible for the confocal microscope and on the right Marcin Szydek from Zeiss

February 2020

Our lab went through the transformation over the last year:

January 2020

Our paper "Osteoblasts and fibroblasts attachment to poly(3-hydroxybutyric acid-co-3-hydrovaleric acid) (PHBV) film and electrospun scaffolds" by Łukasz Kaniuk, Zuzanna J. Krysiak, Sara Metwally, Urszula Stachewicz has been accepted in Materials Science and Engineering: C Materials for Biological Applications

September 2019

Zuzanna Krysiak and Łukasz Kaniuk, our PhD students, participated in 30th Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials in Dresden, Germany. They presented their results during poster sessions. The titles of their posters were: Biocompatibility and cell culture study on electrospun PVB patches for skin treatment and Enhanced cell integration with electrospun PHBV fibers with controlled surface properties. During conference, they had a great opportunity to meet a lot of scientists in the field of biomaterials.

September 2019

Our paper on PVDF film has been published in Biomedical Materials 14, 065006, 2019

July 2019

On 12th of July we had a pleasure to host Prof. Alexander Yarin from University of Illinois at Chicago who delivered excellent talk on 'Self-Healing Nano-Textured Vascular Engineering Materials'.
Details here.

June 2019

Urszula Stachewicz had the opportunity to present project results as an invited speaker at the Electrospin 2019 Conference in Shanghai, 19-21 June 2019.

June 2019

Our work on polar bear hair and penguin feather is featured in Materials Today, one of the most prestigious sources of information in materials science and engineering.

June 2019

Our paper "Thermal insulation design bioinspired by microstructure study of penguin feather and polar bear hair" is published: Acta Biomaterialia, Volume 91, June 2019, Pages 270-283

May 2019

Agata Serafin, the 2nd year student, has won the 3rd prize in the section Physical Metallurgy and Surface Engineering at 56th Conference of Student’s Scientific Circles at AGH University. She presented her work on electrospinning of PHBV fibers at various humidity levels for medical applications. Łukasz Kaniuk, our PhD student, supervised Agata's research work. Congratulations!

May 2019

Urszula Stachewicz has presented results from the project at the Frontiers in Polymer Science conference in Budapest. Title of the presentation: "Controlled surface properties of electrospun polymer fibers for tissue engineering and skin care applications".

At the conference we had a chance to meet Sir Fraser Stoddart form Northwestern University, USA, awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016.

April 2019

We have open Postdoctoral position: cell-biomaterial interactions. See details.

March 2019

We had a chance to explore new equipment from NanoLive in our lab to see live cells attachment to our materials. We thank Grzegorz Kaszyński from Labnatek for providing us valuable information and training. It was great hands on and team experience!

October 2018

The TEAM is attending the Polish-Israeli Conference on Electrospinning and Tissue Engineering (PICETE) at Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAS Warsaw, Poland