Friday, June 29, 2012

The GIMP Has Been Conquered

Yesterday, Dave and I were assigned to create new banners for the company's flyers and brochures (because the old ones were black/white/purple and I mean who wants to buy something from a company that's that boring?). So we took to the internet to find the best (free of course) program that would help us create awesome banners. Well everyone seem to suggest either Photoshop or GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), and since Photoshop is expensive we went with GIMP. I mean but seriously, who names their program GIMP? According to one of my coworkers it sounds like a disease, I got the gimp.

If you've ever tried to just figure out a graphic design program by yourself without having taken any classes on it, it is terribly difficult. Of course all of the tutorials that you find online and on youtube are absolutely worthless because they assume you know how to work the program! Well after about an hour or two of struggling we were finally able to say that we completed a new banner for NFS. We were so excited that we made one ourselves that we saved it under the file name: GIMPconquered.

By now we were starting to get the hang of gimping so we made a couple more and I think they turned out alright. When we were done with the last one we decided that when we get back to school we're changing our majors to graphic design because we're that good (not really).

Anyways check out a few of the first banners we created and let us know what you think of them! Until tomorrow, we out here spinnin!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Tale of Two Interns

We decided that nobody wants to read a blog about a company and them trying to sell their products on their blog. So what we (Team Interns) decided to do about this blog is make it into "A Tale of Two Interns". Everyday myself (Ken Adams, not my real name and yes it is a Friends reference) and my fellow intern (Dave Algonquin, not his real name and yes it is a Mad Men reference) will blog about our experiences as interns here at NFS. Hopefully you stay tuned for the rest of the summer to see how our internships go! 

Until tomorrow we out here spinning. 

P.S. We are also being forced to include information relevant to the company including products, news and press releases so it won't all be fun and games. My apologies.

About Nanofiber Solutions

So today I realized that there isn't much info on our blog about who we are as a company so I decided that I would give everyone a little peek inside the workings of NFS. This company was founded by Dr. Jed Johnson and Dr. John Lannutti in 2009 as an extension of Dr. Johnson's doctoral research with Dr. Lannutti at The Ohio State University. We are currently based in Columbus, OH in the TechColumbus incubator and this provides the perfect place for us to call home. We now have a staff of 13 people and hope to continue this rapid expansion!

NFS has developed technologies that improve the techniques of electrospinning (but these are company secrets so I can't share them with you!) We now produce 3-D cell culture plates, inserts and IMEMS all for basic scientific research as well as custom created scaffolds; all made with our nanofiber secrets. For more information about our technology please visit our website at

As a company we are in collaboration with many other companies and laboratories in the U.S. and around the world and we are always interested in connecting with new integration partners so do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or inquiries. 

Until tomorrow we out here spinning! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Surgeons Perform World's First Two Bioartificial Stem-Cell Based Laryngotracheal Transplantations With Help From Nanofiber Solutions

The surgeries took place at Krasnodar Regional Hospital in Krasnodar, Russia on June 19th and June 21st. The recipients of the implants, Julia T. and Aleksander Z., are recovering well. The implants in the procedures were developed by a U.S. based company, Nanofiber Solutions. 

The transplants, which required more than a half-year of preparation, were performed on the first two patients enrolled in an ongoing clinical trial at Krasnodar Regional Hospital. The Russian Ministry of Health has approved a clinical protocol for an unlimited number of patients in this trial, all of which will involve trachea procedures.

Nanofiber Solutionss scaffolds mimic the body's physical structure and allow for a more successful seeding, growth and differentiation of stem cells. Because the cells used to regenerate the larynx and trachea were the patients' own, doctors report there has been no rejection of the transplants and the patients are not taking immunosuppressive drugs.