High tech nanofibre deal for Deakin
A joint venture will provide a world-first short nanofibre manufacturing capability in Geelong.
Short nanofibre gets a gong
A world first technology platform has received a Victorian Engineering Excellence Award.
Novel approach to cancer treatment looks promising
Chemists develop a new range of cancer therapeutics.
Softening the impact
Cracking the cartilage riddle, Deakin scientists synthetically mimic the body's most complex lubrication system.
Process takes textile recycling to new level
A new process to separate blends of cotton-polyester material provides a major breakthrough for recycling textile and other waste.
Biomaterials can be derived either from nature or synthesised in the laboratory using chemical approaches which involve metallic components, polymers, ceramics or composite materials.
Biomaterials research at IFM is focused in two areas:
- Soft (polymeric) biomaterials
- Metallic biomaterials
Our research in the area of soft biomaterials focuses on improved production of haematopoietic stem cells and development of a new method for large-scale production of short nanofibres.
In the area of metallic biomaterials, our research aims to improve the biocompatibility and bioactivity of implants such as artificial joints, bone plates and stents.
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