Month: March 2016

Our review paper "A review of hydrogel-based composites for biomedical applications: enhancement of hydrogel properties by addition of rigid inorganic fillers", co-authored with Dr. Stefanie Utech, has been recently published in the 50th Anniversary Issue of the Journal of Materials Science (JMSC) ....

Our paper: Sarker, B. et al., Fabrication of alginate-gelatin crosslinked hydrogel microcapsules and evaluation of the microstructure and physico-chemical properties, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014,2, 1470-1482 is listed as one of the most cited papers published in the J. Mater. Chem. B. (2015 Citation dat...

Dr. Raminder Singh and PD Dr. Iwona Cicha (pictured with Prof. A. R. Boccaccini), Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Unit - Section of Experimental Oncology and Nanomedicine, (head: Prof. C. Alexiou), Faculty of Medicine, visited the Institute of Biomaterials on 17th March. We collaborate with the research...

Several undergraduate (ERASMUS exchange) students, doctoral researchers and senior scientists are currently visiting our Institute and carrying out a variety of research projects in the field of biomaterials, including: Martina Tortorici (Polytechnic of Turin, Italy), Will Lepry (McGill University, ...

Professor Boccaccini attended the last meeting of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) "BIOCERAMICS FOR BONE REPAIR (BioBone)" held on 15th March 2016 in the Department of Materials, Imperial College London, UK. The project received funding from FP7 of the European Commission. The ultimate...

On 7th March 2016 we received the visit of Prof. Jerome Chevalier, director of the Materials Science (MATEIS) laboratory at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Lyon, France. We have collaborated for 10 years with the group of Prof. Chevalier, particularly in the field of bioactive g...

On 2nd March we received the visit of Mr Alexander Legant of Nanoscribe GmbH. Mr Legant presented the seminar: "3D Printing via Two-Photon Polymerization for Microfabrication” in which the capabilities of the Nanoscribe 3D printing technology for microfabrication were introduced. The speaker discuss...