Designing

Talk with a DiPole team member to explain your needs and develop a plan for producing your nanofibers.

Dr. Scott Gaboury

Polymer Processing and Formulation Chemistry

Dr. Alex Meltzer

Tissue Engineering and Biopolymers

Dr. Stephen Farias

Characterization and Electronic Materials

Prototyping

Work with us to prepare nanofiber samples suitable for your proof-of-concept evaluations.

Kelli Booth

Scale-up and Process Development

Dr. Alex Meltzer

Tissue Engineering and Biopolymers

Dr. Scott Gaboury

Polymer Processing and Formulation Chemistry

Manufacturing

Contract with us to produce your commercial nanofiber materials.

Dr. Ken Malone
Partnerships and Joint Developments

Kelli Booth
Scale-up and Process Development

Dr. Scott Gaboury
Polymer Processing and Formulation Chemistry

Experts

Our team has extensive industrial experience across a broad range of technologies.

Applications Engineering

Sometimes you need a tinkerer with a mind always leaping to the next invention.

Scale-up and Process Development

Every scale-up project needs that person who just makes it work and won’t

Polymer Processing and Formulation Chemistry

Commercially focused science, especially polymer science, done the right way.

Characterization and Electronic Materials

When you need a partner who just wants to figure out how to take cool science

Tissue Engineering and Biopolymers

A room full of polymer scientists, electrical and chemical engineers isn’t always

Partnerships and Joint Developments

While we custom manufacture nanofibers, we are truly in the business of helping

Use Cases for Electrospinning

We have experience across a broad range of applications. These are just a few examples.

Life Science

One of the most widely studied areas of electrospinning is its use in creating scaffolds for cell culture and tissue engineering.

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Technical Textiles

Functional fibers, technical textiles, smart garments: Our clothing will tell us when we are sick, alert us to danger, cool us when we are hot, shield us from harm and so much more.

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Catalysis

Electrospinning creates high surface area to volume ratios needed for most catalyst systems.

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Specialty Applications

Sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know that matters.

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Our History

  • 2008

    Dr. James West and his team at Johns Hopkins University invent a process that produces piezoelectric (energy harvesting) polymer nanofibers in a single manufacturing step. The method uses an electrospinning process to produce sub-micron piezoelectric fibers of poly(benzyl glutamate) (PBLG) directly from solution. The invention is later granted a US patent, one of over 250 patents Dr. West has been granted over his career.

  • 2015

    DiPole Materials, Inc. is co-founded by the initial team including James West, Ken Malone, Kelli Booth and Scott Gaboury to focus on the development of novel electrospun materials. DiPole licenses the PBLG electrospinning IP portfolio from Johns Hopkins University to develop its use as an energy harvester in smart textiles.

  • 2016

    DiPole is awarded a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop piezoelectric fibers for use in smart garments. The program focuses the use of piezoelectric electrospun nanofibers from various polymers to produce a yarn, capable of being woven or knitted on standard industrial equipment, and prototype textiles, capable of generating electrical output suitable for sensing and energy harvesting.

  • 2016

    DiPole is awarded two grants from the Maryland TEDCO Technology Validation Program (TVP). Under these programs, DiPole evaluates the technical and commercial feasibility of nanofiber scaffolds (BioPapers) produced from pure natural polymers as cell culture substrates. The technology, developed and patented by the US Naval Research Laboratory, produces biocompatible substrates for 3D bioprinting. DiPole’scommercial analysis shows rapid growth is predicted in a broad range of potential cell culture applications.

  • 2016

    DiPole obtains an license with the US Naval Research Laboratory on the patent covering fabrication of electrospun Bio Papers produced from natural polymers.

  • 2017

    Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program funds DiPole and Prof. Gymama Slaughter, University of Maryland, to study DiPole’s Biopapers for advance cell-based assays in drug discovery and tissue engineering.

  • 2017

    The Abell Foundation invests in DiPole to establish manufacturing capacity.

  • 2018

    DiPole expands its laboratory and manufacturing facilities. The new site in Baltimore, MD is both ISO 9001 (General quality management) and ISO 13485 (Medical device quality management) certified. A portion of the additional facility is used to accommodate the installation of new manufacturing equipment. This equipment enables the production of continuous electrospun nanofiber matrices in a roll-to-roll process. DiPole utilizes the equipment to produce its own BioPaper cell culture products as well as custom materials for joint development partners.

  • 2018

    DiPole launches BioPapers, for use in tissue engineering, 3D bioprinting and drug screening. Biopapers are made of gelatin nanofibers and specially treated to provide a robust scaffold upon which to grow cells. BioPapers mimic the cell’s natural environment, overcoming the major drawback of cell culture plates and other synthetic environments that cause cells to grow in unnatural ways.

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