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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.
mini-annReport View our 2015-16 Annual 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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News and blogs

Second Prize in EPSRC Photography Competition

Second Prize in EPSRC Photography Competition
Dr Mahetab Amer's entry for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Photography Competition has been awarded second prize in the Innovation category.

New Treatment for Horse Tendenitis and Desmitis

Dr Catrin Rutland, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Developmental Genetics from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham, gave a fascinating talk on Tuesday 23rd January to the EPSRC Biomaterials Discovery programme grant and associated researchers.

The Second Annual Biomaterials Discovery Workshop open lecture

The Second Annual Biomaterials Discovery Workshop open lecture
Prof Clemens van Blitterswijk, Maastricht University, gave a lecture to over 100 people on 17th January at the University of Nottingham

Catheter Chat

Plenty of Prizes for our Marie Curie Research Fellow - blog by Adam Celiz

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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

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