RESEARCH & DISCOVERIES
The Lab hosts a variety of 3D Printers and Bioprinters, including Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Bioprinters (e.g., inkjet, micro extrusion), Photopolymerization Printers (e.g., SLA, DLP, UV LCD), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Liquid Deposition Molding, Pellet, Laser, and Food. Including in-house prepared Bio-inks & drug-loaded filaments (using single or twin-screw extruders).
Our studies include: conceptualization, formulation / manufacturing, physicochemical characterization using state-of-the-art techniques, computational modelling, in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro evaluation.
The research in our Lab consist by a highly qualified research team and cutting-edge technologies.
Examples of current hot-topic research themes / projects, can be found below.
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES (CVDS)
Cardiovascular diseases constitute a number of conditions which are the leading cause of death globally. To combat these diseases and improve the quality and duration of life, several cardiac implants can be developed by 3D Printing & Bioprinting, including stents, arterial regeneration, bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, and cardiac patches.
Public engagement is an important and essential activity for our lab members. Sharing our research work with the public who fund it and the wider world is a crucial part of our mission.
The research group, is very active and participating in a variety of public engagement opportunities, such as School Visits, Café Scientifique, Pint of Science, Science Festivals, Researcher in Residence Programme, University Open Days, and by organising fundraising events, public lectures and workshops.
Our Research Lab is consistently publishing in high quality top quartile internationally recognised journals including the Mater. Sci. Eng. C Mater. Biol. Appl. (IF: 8.457), ACS Appl. Mater Interf. (IF 9.441), Acta Biomaterialia (IF 10.633), Chem (IF 25.832) and Nature Nanotechnology (IF 40.523).
Selected publications from our Lab in 3D Printing, 4D Printing, and Bioprinting:
Books edited by our Lab in 3D Printing, Bioprinting, and 4D Printing!
3D & 4D Printing Methods for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Personalised Drug Delivery: Opportunities & Challenges.
The book is covering the basics behind each additive manufacturing (AM) method, current applications in pharmaceutics for each 3DP method, and case studies (examples) from a teaching perspective, targeting undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students.
3D Printing of Pharmaceutical and Drug Delivery Devices: Progress from Bench to Bedside
The book offers a comprehensive overview of 3D printing technology and its pharmaceutical applications. It introduces readers to a world in which bespoke drug delivery systems developed for specific users or conditions is rapidly becoming a reality.
SUPPORT US / SPONSORSHIP
We are grateful to our generous sponsors!
The major aim of our lab is to develop innovative 3D Printing, 4D Printing, and Bioprinting approaches for a variety of applications as well as training next generation's talented students and postdocs.
One of the most direct ways of contributing to these causes is by donating towards a research aim or sponsoring any of our group members directly. If you would like to donate to our research, please contact us for further information.