Bioengineers build better beta peptides

This image shows a topographical view of the mesh capable of growing neurons.

Designing bioscaffolds offers bioengineers greater flexibility when it comes to tissue engineering and biomedicine. Research recently published in the journal APL Bioengineering has shown that it is possible to attach self-assembling beta peptides onto different organic molecules, enabling bioengineers to build new kinds of biomaterials. This research, led by Monash BDI's Dr Mark Del Borgo and Professor Mibel Aguilar was selected by the American Institute of Physics as a feature article, receiving media coverage from LabOnline and Science Daily.