Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Research and Enterprise Group

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The Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Research and Enterprise Group aims to provide material based solutions to emerging global health and environmental priorities. In broad terms we undertake research into the structure, design and functional performance of natural and synthetically derived pure and composite biomaterials with diagnostic or therapeutic impact on living systems.

Our research is organised into the overlapping research areas of nanostructured biomaterials, smart and bioresponsive biomaterials and the biointerface. Key strengths are in the blend of fundamental and applied research involving international innovation networks with academic, industrial and clinical partners to maximise research training potential and translational impact. This allows a range of diverse and multidisciplinary research interests surrounding the structure, design and functional performance of advanced materials for use in biological and environmental systems. The applications for these materials range from medical device technologies and tissue constructs, nanotechnology, drug delivery systems, cardiovascular stenting, biosensor systems in disease diagnosis, ophthalmic biomaterials, materials which moderate host response biology, environmental decontamination and smart textile design.

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    Research Output

  • Anti‐biofilm potential of purified environmental bacteriophage preparations against early stage Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms

    Issa, R., Chanishvili, N., Caplin, J., Kakabadze, E., Bakuradze, N., Makalatia, K. & Cooper, I., 2 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 126, 6, p. 1657-1667 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Argatroban immobilization on Cu-modified PVC and PU

    Azizova, L., Mikhalovska, L. & Chernyshenko, V., 2019, Proceedings of 4th Annual Conference and Expo On Biomaterials 2019. London, Vol. 9. p. 33-34 (Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

    Open Access
  • Activities

    Big Bang Fair South East 2019

    Liana Azizova (Participant)

    27 Jun 2019

    Activity: EventsOutreach and Public Engagement

    Frontiers in Microbiology: Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy (External organisation)

    Ian Cooper (Chair)

    17 May 2019

    Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body

    Journal of Applied Microbiology (Journal)

    Rahaf Issa (Reviewer), Nina Chanishvili (Reviewer), Jon Caplin (Reviewer), E Kakabadze (Reviewer), N Bakuradze (Reviewer), K Makalatia (Reviewer) & Ian Cooper (Reviewer)

    2 Mar 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review