Biomaterials

Research in the department creates and uses materials to investigate fundamental cellular biology, develop improved technologies for cellular expansion, delivery and tissue-regeneration and even to produce materials with anti-microbial properties. This encompasses a broad range of both biologically-derived and synthetic biomaterials that can be used to make 3D scaffolds, hydrogels and electrospun fibres, as well as methods to generate biologically-active coatings. The impact of our research is wide-ranging, spanning musculoskeletal to neural to cardiac applications. An area of growing interest is in 3D bioprinting, using cell-laden bioinks to create bespoke tissue constructs.

Areas


Biomaterials Development and Design

Biomaterials Development and Design 1

Expertise

  • Metallic biomaterials
  • 3D scaffold materials
  • Hydrogels
  • Bio 3D printing
  • Bio interfaces / biofunctional coatings
  • Bioactive materials
  • Antibacterial polymers
  • Antibiotics
  • Nanomedicine
Biomaterials Development and Design 2

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Medical Applications

Medical Applications

Expertise

  • Nanomedicine
  • Biomedical device development
  • Medical engineering
  • DNA diagnostic technologies
  • Drug delivery

Experts


Therapeutic Design

Therapeutic Design

Expertise

  • Spinal chord injuries
  • Neuro-degenerative diseases
  • Cellular therapies

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Bio Compatibility

Bio Compatibility

Expertise

  • Surface biofunctionalisation
  • Nanoparticle toxicology
  • Stem cell compatible materials

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Cell Biology and Function

Cell Biology and Function

Expertise

  • Stem cells
  • Synthetic biology
  • Tissue engineering
  • Genomics
  • MicroRNAs
  • Mechanotransduction

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