Assembly of biopolymers into biomedical micro-nanodevices

Project description

Assembly and physicochemical characterisation of hybrid materials, based on polyccharides, peptides and nuclei acids, into nanostructured particles, films and hydrogels. The biofunctional and therapeutic properties of these devices will be evaluated by in vitro and in vivo studies.

Project team

Leader: Francesca Cavalieri

Staff: Quinn Besford, Frank Caruso

Students: Marcin Wojnilowicz,Sukhvir Kaur Bhangu, Pietro Pacchin Tomanin

Collaborators: Muthupandian Ashokkumar (Chemistry)

Sponsors: ARC

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Disciplines

Biomedical Engineering

Domains

Convergence of engineering and IT with the life sciences

Keywords

biodegradable polymers; biomaterials; Controlled drug release; polymeric materials; Soft Matter