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Chelsea COVID-19 Masks


The Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center, Drexel University College of Medicine and partners respond to the urgent call for more COVID-19 masks and respirators through rapid innovation and collaboration. Learn More

Revolutionizing Fabric at Drexel

Geneviève Dion, founder of Drexel's Center for Functional Fabrics and Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center, explains how Drexel is taking fabric from a covering to devices for healthcare, national defense, robotics and more.

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PA FDC Manufacturing Space

Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center @ Center for Functional Fabrics

The newly renovated textile innovation center includes a variety of equipment used in advanced manufacturing to ensure the scalability and manufacturability of functional fabric R&D. Learn More

Capacitive touch sensor - Center for Functional Fabrics and Apex Mills

Capacitive Touch Sensor

The capacitive touch sensor is an AFFOA-funded collaboration with the Center for Functional Fabrics and Apex Mills. This dynamic knitted fabric device integrates a single sensing yarn and has implications for robotics, automotives, aerospace, among others. Learn More

Textile Supercapacitors & Mxene Yarns

Textile Supercapacitors & Mxene Yarns

This scanning electron microscope image shows the cross-section of an electrospun Mxene yarn to be translated into fabric devices for wearable storage applications. Learn More