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Kenny Dalgarno

Bioactive material development

Capability Description

Expertise and laboratory scale facilities for polymer and ceramic synthesis, and for the assessment of their mechanical and biological properties using in vitro assays and a wide range of physical property tests (DMA, DSC, XRD, XPS, SEM, TEM, TOF-SIMS).
Spray dry and extrusion facilities for the preparation of nanocomposites.
A range of material, protein and cell printing facilities which can produce microarrays for high throughput screening of materials.

Case Study

Recently developed within an EC FP7 project a novel PLGA material with specific functional terminal end-groups and a series of new silicate, phosphate and borate based bioactive glasses.

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Research & Development Product Design Product Manufacture Pre-clinical Testing Clinical Delivery
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Biological & Biomimetic Materials Near-Patient Manufacture Stratified Design & Manufacture
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