New freeze dryer at the Institute of Biomaterials

Prof. Boccaccini, Dr. Pourshahrestani and Ms. Akhtar standing next to the freeze dryer

We are pleased with the acquisition of a new freeze dryer at the Institute of Biomaterials. This device will allow the development of polymer and composite scaffolds using a great variety of solvents to achieve complex 3D structures to improve biological and mechanical performance. Prof. Boccaccini said: “This device made of stainless steel will enhance our biomaterial processing capabilities enabling the fabrication of scaffolds from polymers that must be dissolved in non-aqueous solvents. Combination of different processing methods allows us to developed composite and stratified scaffolds with tailored 3D porosity”. In the picture Institute’s members Dr. Sara Pourshahrestani, Ms Memoona Akhtar and Prof. Boccaccini.