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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

 

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The Next Generation Biomaterial Discovery Group are in full swing at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition this week

The Next Generation Biomaterial Discovery Group are in full swing at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition this week
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The Next Generation Biomaterial Discovery Group are at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition this week – sharing their research and work with the public.
Date:
08/07/2019

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond
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The Biomaterials Discovery Programme Grant held their monthly Social on Friday 29 March where Andrea Alice Konta gave a talk as part of the series. Andrea's talk was entitled: "Above and Beyond" and centred around NASA's One-Year Mission, which was then the basis for a twin study.
Date:
04/04/2019

University of Nottingham Developed Material in Clinical Trials

University of Nottingham Developed Material in Clinical Trials
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The pilot study compared 10 Camstent coated catheters against 12 uncoated silicone catheters, and the results showed a reduction of biofilm formation and mineralisation for the Camstent coating.
Date:
21/03/2019

Catheter Chat

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

Pint of Science Nottingham brings scientists out of the lab and into your local pub - blog by Jamie Thompson

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Next Generation Biomaterials Discovery

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


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email: BiomaterialsDiscovery@nottingham.ac.uk