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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

 

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Advanced Science 2021

Advanced Science 2021
Description
Exploiting Generative Design for 3D Printing of Bacterial Biofilm Resistant Composite Device
Date:
23/07/2021

Molecules 2021

Molecules 2021
Description
Droplet Microfluidic Optimisation Using Micropipette Characterisation of Bio-Instructive Polymeric Surfactants
Date:
13/07/2021

Advanced Materials 2021

Advanced Materials 2021
Description
Expanding Biomaterial Surface Topographical Design Space through Natural Surface Reproduction
Date:
06/07/2021

 

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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