Biomaterials Discovery
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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) 5) Patient stem cell-derived cardiac cells on topographies.

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.

Download the 2019 report

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

 

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Visitors for Biomaterials Discovery

Visitors for Biomaterials Discovery
Description
The Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, Sir Andrew Witty, visited the University on 14th November, which included a visit to the EPSRC Programme Grant in Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery.
Date:
20/10/2021

Next Generation Ideas

Next Generation Ideas
Description
Post Docs and PhD students from the EPSRC Programme Grant in Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery presented their scientific ideas to our panel of experts last week,
Date:
20/10/2021

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:
20/10/2021

 

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Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery

Advanced Materials and Healthcare Technologies, School of Pharmacy, The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


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