The Future of Regenerative Medicine
Posted 27th August 2018 by Jane Williams
Kurt Hankenson works at the interface of basic and clinical research, encompassing what is commonly referred to as “translational research”. His laboratory is part of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories at the University of Michigan Medical School. The Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, which Hankenson refers to as the ORL, is a consortium of faculty laboratories and there are six members who are focused on studying different aspects of orthopaedics; from bone to soft tissue injuries.
The future of cancer therapeutics in the biomaterials space
Posted 8th August 2018 by Jane Williams
We caught up with Morgan Alexander, Professor of Biomedical Surfaces, University of Nottingham, to discuss the issues within the NHS, barriers to moving biomaterials work into the clinic, and exciting advancements within the biomaterials space.
Can Polyurethane Biomaterials Open a New Era in Tissue Engineering?
Posted 13th July 2018 by Jane Williams
Tissue engineering/regenerative medicine (TERM) combines three-dimensional matrices, also known as scaffolds, cells and bioactive molecules (e.g. proteins, growth factors) to design functional constructs that have the capability to restore, maintain or improve the functionality of damaged tissues or whole organs.