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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

Fifth Annual Biomaterials Workshop

Fifth Annual Biomaterials Workshop
Date
10 - 11/05/2021
Location:
TBC
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Research team

News

Advanced Science 2020

Advanced Science 2020
Description
Immune Modulation by Design: Using Topography to Control Human Monocyte Attachment and Macrophage Differentiation
Date:
03/12/2020

Nature Communications 2020

Nature Communications 2020
Description
Protein identification by 3D OrbiSIMS to facilitate in situ imaging and depth profiling
Date:
17/11/2020

Science Advances 2020

Science Advances 2020
Description
Discovery of (meth)acrylate polymers that resist colonization by fungi associated with pathogenesis and biodeterioration
Date:
16/11/2020

 

Related research

Programme Grant Collaborators

 
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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