Welcome to the Biomaterials & Nanomedicine Lab

The laboratory was established in 2011 and is focused in understanding fundamental studies and applied research in the world of biomaterials. Specifically, our research involves design, fabrication and evaluation of novel biodegradable materials for tissue regeneration, controlled drug delivery, medical implants and devices. We actively explore medical applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

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Most Recent Journal Article

August 2016
Cytocompatibility of Magnesium Alloys with Human Urothelial Cells: A Comparison of Three Culture Methodologies. Magnesium (Mg) is  a biodegradable metallic material, which has shown great potential for medical device applications. In this study, human urothelial cells (HUCs) were cultured in vitro with Mg-based substrates to investigate their cytocompatibility for potential urological device applications. Three different in vitro culture methodologies were explored to mimic different in vivo conditions, in an attempt to establish standard methods of evaluating cytocompatibility of Mg-based biomaterials for urological device applications.


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