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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

Poster Prize for Arsalan Latif

Poster Prize for Arsalan Latif
Arsalan Latif was presented with the Best Poster Presentation Award at the Annual Life Sciences Symposium for his poster titled, "Surface chemistries influence fibroblast to myofibroblast differentiation".

Dara O'Brien Gains Graduate School Travel Prize

The PhD student Dara O'Brien has been successful in her application and will receive the Graduate School Travel Prize.

TCES Robert Brown Early Stage Investigator Prize: Congratulations to Mahi!

TCES Robert Brown Early Stage Investigator Prize: Congratulations to Mahi!
This is wonderful news for Mahi and I hope you will join me in congratulating her in this significant achievement.

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

Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis, School of Pharmacy, The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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