3D Printed Core-Sheath Nanofiber Apparatus
Jacob Tarlo, EDD Student at North Penn High School, Engineering Intern at LCR Embedded Systems, Inc.

North Penn High School Engineering Academy, Engineering Design and Development: The Future is N.E.A.R. (Nanotechnology Education and Research)


Lansdale, Pennsylvania-December 1, 2017-

Synthetic Nerve Research and Development - Assistance from LCR Embedded Systems, Inc.
Students in the North Penn High School Engineering Academy course, Engineering Design and Development (EDD), have begun their research endeavors for the 2017-2018 school year.  

One of this year's research teams, SynBionic Inc., has begun researching and developing synthetic nerves to aid individuals who suffer from peripheral neuropathy and severe nerve damage.  Since nerves have a protective coating called myelin, the students are utilizing a process known as core-sheath electrospinning to aid their research endeavors.  

Core-Sheath electrospinning has been performed in the Nanotechnology and Engineering Research Laboratory at North Penn High School with material and characterization assistance from rame-hart and Drexel University in 2013 and 2016 (2, 3) with much success.

This year, Jacob Tarlo, an EDD student in the multi-source energy harvesting research team, T.P.S. Energy Systems, and an engineering intern at LCR Embedded Systems, Inc. offered his assistance to 3D Print a custom, tunable core-sheath apparatus designed at North Penn that can withstand the various solvents that SynBionic Inc. will need for their research.

SynBionic Inc.and Jacob will be testing the device soon!  Special thanks to Jacob and LCR Embedded Systems, Inc. for their assistance!  Please check back often for research updates with all of the research teams at North Penn.

If you are interested in learning more about their research, the Engineering Academy or the Technology and Engineering Education Department, please visit their websites: www.northpennengineering.org or www.thefutureisnear.org.

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Pre-Printing analysis of Core-Sheath part.
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In-Process 3D Printing
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Final printed part!
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Assembled core-sheath apparatus!
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Thank you, Jacob Tarlo, for all of your work in helping us get this prototype printed for us! Can't wait to test!


Press Contact:
Michael Boyer
North Penn High School Engineering Academy
215.368.9800 x1325