Scaffolds & Fabrics
Aran employs weaving, knitting and braiding textile processes, in the development of orthopaedic tissue engineering scaffolds and fabric. Leno woven devices are preferred, where a porous architecture with high longitudinal stiffness is desired. 3D knitted spacer fabrics are preferred, where a high degree of 3D interconnected porosity is desired, in a fabric of customisable thickness. Low profile 2D knitted and woven fabrics are preferred, for bone graft containment, dural repair, and minimally invasive tendon/ ligament repair.
Scaffold pore size and stiffness are typically customised, in collaboration with the customer, to facilitate regeneration of particular cell types e.g. fibroblasts.