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Molecularly engineered biomaterials for the treatment of diabetic wounds

Principal investigator: Helena AZEVEDO
Funding source(s): Royal Academy of Engineering
 Start: 10-04-2018  /  End: 20-04-2018
 Amount: £3,916
Biomaterials research has witnessed substantial progress in the last two decades and
has shifted from bionert to smart bioactive biomaterials. Biomaterials are now
designed rationally with controlled structure and dynamic functionality to integrate with
native tissues and promote regeneration. In this context, molecular self-assembly is
gaining increasing attention because it offers a bottom-up approach for fabricating
biomaterials with a high level of precision and complexity. Self-assembly is a
spontaneous and instantaneous process being a simple and rapid method to fabricate
biomaterials.