Nanofiber wound healing bandages
Under the leadership of internationally renowned electrospinning expert Darrell Reneker and award winning chemistry researcher Daniel Smith, UA labs are pioneering technology to treat slow healing wounds prevalent among diabetics. Their nylon nanofiber bandages slowly release nitric oxide to combat disease and infection and speed up healing.
Ceramic nanofiber filtration
For millions of automotive and manufacturing companies, environmental friendliness comes at a price, but innovations pioneered by George Chase, Darrell Reneker and Akron entrepreneurial business MemPro Ceramics could make the process of filtering out pollutants much cheaper. Improving upon existing catalytic converters that turn environmentally harmful nitrous oxides into harmless nitrogen and oxygen molecules, the group places catalysts in and on ultrathin yet durable ceramic fibers for faster filtering.