School of Life Sciences

Designing bio-instructive materials for translation-ready medical devices


'Designing bio-instructive materials for translation-ready medical devices' project receives a £5.1M grant

Professors Ghaemmaghami and Williams from the School of Life Sciences together with colleagues from Schools of Pharmacy, Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science, and the Faculty of Engineering have been awarded a £5.1M grant by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for a project entitled: Designing bio-instructive materials for translation-ready medical devices. This award will be used to generate new materials for the next generation of medical devices that can resist bacterial attachment and instruct immune cells to promote healing. The project focuses on two medical device classes; surgical meshes and wound care products with the overall aim of minimising bacterial infection and leveraging host immune responses to accelerate healing.  The project is led by Professor Alexander (School of Pharmacy) and involves academic collaborations with University College London, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), La Trobe University (Australia) Clemson University (USA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).
Posted on Monday 16th January 2023

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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