Advanced functional biomaterials


Advanced material-based systems are developed as part of tissue engineering strategies and stem cell–based regenerative therapies to promote cell survival, stem cell differentiation, better integration to host tissues and to deliver the stem cells themselves. In our labs we pursue new techniques for the fabrication of functional biomaterials using hybrid synthetic-natural hydrogels, 3D bioprinting, microfuidics encapsulation, novel polymer architectures and polymerisation technologies (e.g. low pressure plasma, atomic transfer radical polymerisation), surface modification and coating techniques, for applications in musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neural, hematopoietic, vascular and wound healing systems.