Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials

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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.

A solution to pollution?

Bio-plastics could help slash global plastic consumption.

Small fibres bring big opportunities

A 'Skilling the Bay' $500,000 grant will help Geelong tap into the rapidly growing nanofibre market.

Metallic Biomaterials

An images of two scientists grinding a metal powder which will then be used to fabricate metallic biomaterials.

Researchers grind a metal powder which will then be used to fabricate metallic biomaterials.

Metallic biomaterials are commonly used to make medical devices, such as artificial hip joints, bone plates and screws, heart pacemakers, stents and dental implants to replace failing hard tissue in the human body, due to their reliable mechanical and biological performance.

With the aim of reducing costs and improving longevity, the major challenge for metallic biomaterials is developing functional implants with excellent biocompatibility and bioactivity.

The metallic biomaterials team at IFM is dedicated to developing novel metallic biomaterials and biocompatible modified surface technology to solve some of the current challenges in biomaterials, and health and medical issues.

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11th February 2014