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Laboratory of Polymers & Biomaterials

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research

  • 1 Oliwia Jeznach as a laureate of the Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship

    It is our pleasure to inform you that our team member, Mrs. Oliwia Jeznach has become one of the laureate of scholarship granted by the Kosciuszko Foundation. Congratulations Oliwia!
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  • 2 Professor dr hab. Andrzej Ziabicki

    We announce with very deep regret that on March 14th, 2019 left us our great Master and Teacher - Professor dr hab. Andrzej Ziabicki.
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  • 3 New internschip students in our laboratory!

    As every year new internship students will join our research team! To get know who will join us this summer please see in the link below...
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  • 4 Polish-Israeli Conference on Electrospinning and Tissue Engineering

    It is our great pleasure to announce the 1st Polish-Israeli Conference on Electrospinning and Tissue Engineering (PICETE 2018), which will be held on 4-5th October 2018 in Warsaw, Poland, at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences.Kindly visit the PICETE2018 conference website.
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  • 5 New OPUS and PRELUDIUM grant in our laboratory!

    We would like to inform that National Centre of Science granted the project of our laboratory leader, prof. Paweł Sajkiewicz and our colleague, Piotr Denis, M.Sc., in OPUS and PRELUDIUM program, respectively. Both, projects were subbmited in the ST8 category - Process and production engineering. Congratulations for the project leaders!
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 Source of founding: National Science Centre (NCN), Preludium Program

Duration: July 2017- July 2020

Project No: 2016/23/N/ST8/03692

Project manager/ principal investigator:  Piotr Denis


The aim of the project is to obtain polymeric nonwoven using electrospinning method and to characterize its properties. Material will consist of two components. One will be poly(glycerol sebacate), PGS – polyester with elastomeric-like properties, with, hopefully, good elasticity. The second component of nonwovens will be the other biodegradable polymer, from polyesters group. Electrospun materials consisting of popular, biodegradable polyesters usually lack hydrophilicity and elasticity. Addition of PGS to the polymeric system is likely to modify properties of polylactide (PLA) or its copolymer PLGA in a way to make them more appropriate for application within the scope of soft tissues engineering e.g. connective tissue or some muscles. Soft tissues are largely composed of collagen and elastin fibers. Mechanical properties of PGS are similar to native fibrous structures in soft tissues, but reproducibility of PGS using electrospinning method is very complicated. The use of PGS as an additive in bicomponent polymeric system partially bypasses typical problems and it modifies, in a potentially positive way, properties of the so-called carrier material – the second component. To achieve it and to estimate the real potential of such material, elementary research studies are indispensable.

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