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A Novel Tissue Welding Device Using Low-Voltage Far-Field Coaxial Electrospinning1

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Vincent Zaballa

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX 77843
Covidien Surgical Solutions,
Boulder, CO 80301

Daniel Friedrichs

Covidien Surgical Solutions,
Boulder, CO 80301

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 17, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030922 (Sep 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1078; doi: 10.1115/1.4030556 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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Fig. 1

Picture of the device

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Fig. 2

View of one of the four nozzle configurations

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Fig. 3

Photo of polymer deposited by blow-spinning (a), electrospinning (b), and LVFF (c)

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Fig. 4

SEM image of LVFF deposition




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