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Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery

 
   

1) University of Nottingham, Boots Science Building, 2) Coated Catheter (Camstent Ltd), 3) Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometer, 4) Cell Polymer Microarray (Asha Patel, 2015).

The EPSRC Programme Grant in Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery was launched in 2015 with the goal of identifying new biomaterials. The project will screen large diverse polymer libraries to identify bio-instructive materials for medical devices, stem cell manufacture, cell delivery and targeted drug delivery. 

The aim is to allow us to move beyond the existing limited range of polymeric drug and cell delivery agents and medical device polymers currently licensed for use in man, to bespoke materials identified to function optimally for specific applications.
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Current Programme grant research challenges

The programme has four research challenges:

  • 2D to 3D Materials Discovery Methods
  • Systems Based Advanced Drug Delivery
  • Advanced Materials for 3D Stem Cell Differentiation, Regenerative Medicine
  • Advanced Materials for Medical Devices

Video: High Throughput Materials Discovery of a new class of materials which resist bacterial attachment

 

Biomaterials Discovery Events

Annual Biomaterials Discovery Workshop 2018

Annual Biomaterials Discovery Workshop 2018
Date
17/01/2018
Location:
University of Nottingham
Description
The second annual Biomaterials Discovery Workshop will be held on Wednesday 17th January 2018. Our EPSRC Programme Grant in Next Generation Biomaterials has allowed us to hold this event at The University of Nottingham for the 5 years of the grant and hopefully beyond.
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Research team

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News and blogs

Water contact angle is not a good predictor of biological responses to materials

Water contact angle is not a good predictor of biological responses to materials
Description
An article has just been published in Biointerphases to contextualize our recent polymer library observations in the wider literature of water contact angle (WCA) and surface energetics.
Date:
13/07/2017

Microparticle hole in one

Microparticle hole in one
Description
BBC Sport picked up on our research into particles with surfaces designed to guide stem cell differentiation; unfortunately they were looking for an image to illustrate how surface texture can guide golf balls!
Date:
13/07/2017

Versatile Routes to Functional RAFT chain transfer agents

Versatile Routes to Functional RAFT chain transfer agents
Description
The paper 'Versatile Routes to Functional RAFT Chain Transfer Agents through the Passerini Multicomponent Reaction' has just been published in ACS Macro Letters and is now available online
Date:
10/07/2017
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Plenty of Prizes for our Marie Curie Research Fellow - blog by Adam Celiz

Related research

Programme Grant Collaborators

 
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Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery

Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis, School of Pharmacy, The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6246
email: elizabeth.hufton@nottingham.ac.uk