Zeus Bioweb® is a technology produced through electrospinning PTFE into polymeric fibers with extremely small thicknesses ranging from nano- to microscale. Collectively, these electrospun fibers form materials with a broad range of fiber and fabric properties. As a biocompatible material, Bioweb® is particularly suited to a host of medical applications as well as other general industrial uses.
Electrospinning creates materials that possess high surface-to-weight and volume ratios while still maintaining excellent mechanical properties. Our Bioweb® is similar in nature to expanded PTFE (ePTFE) but has a lower basis weight while possessing comparable chemical and temperature resistance. Bioweb® composites are used in medical and industrial applications for biological interactions or for specialty filtration.
At Zeus, we have the ability to create encapsulation technology, spin membrane/sheet, and develop 3-D structures for coating substrates of various shapes and sizes. Membranes and coverings can be modified to further increase performance specific to the application.
As a leader in the design and production of medical device and industrial components, Zeus provides critical intellectual and physical resources essential to bringing new technology to the market. Our Research division focuses on quality prototype development, assembly solutions, review, and analysis.
Implantable Structures in the Body – The microporous nature of this material is ideally amenable to uses within the body whether for coating substrates, stent coverings, 3-D structures, or membranes. Once implanted in the body, Bioweb® is utilized for cell and tissue scaffolding.
Scaffolding – Bioweb’s® high surface-to-weight ratio makes this material particularly amenable for tissue scaffolding because of its very large interface with the surrounding biological environment.
Specialty Filtration – The nanoscale nature of this non-woven material and its corresponding pores sizes mean the Bioweb® can be used in advanced filtrations far beyond what is obtainable with ordinary fiber filtration.
Stent Encapsulation Capability – As a stent covering, Bioweb® allows safe and non-inflammatory implantation of these devices to affect successful treatments in diverse scenarios.
Biocompatibility – Bioweb® can safely exist in the body and elicits no adverse reaction or inflammatory response.
Continuous Membrane or Sheet – This non-woven material is particularly amenable to being formed into sheets or membrane material allowing addition uses such as filtration.
Excellent Material Properties – Because Bioweb® is made of PTFE, it retains all of the highly beneficial properties of this fluoropolymer including chemical resistance, high working temperature, and ETO and autoclave sterilization compatibility.
High Airflow Rates – Bioweb® materials are highly breathable because of their micro-porous nature; this facilitates their use in implantables and other medical applications in the body.
High Flexibility – This biocompatible material is highly flexible making it amenable to tight radius bends or other complex shapes that may be required for implantation.
High Surface-to-Weight Ratio – Bioweb®’s high surface-to-weight ratio makes this material superior to other fibers for filtration because of its tight pore sizes. Additionally, this high surface-to-weight ratio creates a very large interface between Bioweb® and its surrounding environment compared to conventional and similar biocompatible materials. The increased interface allows increased passage of chemical signals and other molecules as an implantable or wound covering device.
Microporous – The extremely small fiber thickness resulting from Zeus’ electrospinning process creates a material that also possesses extremely small (< 2 nm) pore sizes creating tiny frameworks suited for implantation or as wound coverings.