New international projects at the Institute of Biomaterials

The Institute of Biomaterials (LS Biomaterialien, WW7) has been awarded a number of international research projects in 2017. In addition to being an international partner in the project “Development of nano-scale artificial magnetic lattice (AML) and application for controlling light and electromagnetic wave” led by Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, three new bilateral research projects for collaborations with partners in Australia, China and Poland have been approved by the PPP scheme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), to investigate bioactive glass scaffolds for bone regeneration, bioactive coatings for orthopedic applications and electrospun scaffolds for soft tissue engineering, with colleagues at University of Melbourne (Australia), Northwestern Polytechnical University (China) and West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin (Poland), respectively. In addition, a new project with the National University of San Martin (UNSAM), Argentina, entitled: “Development of 3D biological scaffolds for bone regeneration” has been awarded by the CONICET-BAYLAT scheme. Prof. Boccaccini, Head of the Institute of Biomaterials, said: “We are very happy with the success of our applications and the award of such a high number of international bilateral projects, which in addition to our numerous EU projects, increase notably the international visibility of our Institute and indeed of the WW Department. Even if such collaborative projects do not involve huge research funding, the important positive aspect of these projects is that they offer the possibility that members of our team, specially young researchers and PhD students, can travel to other countries to participate in research activities in the collaborating institutes, thus gaining valuable international experience for their future careers.”