MSE Research Project Database

Assembly of biopolymers into biomedical micro-nanodevices


Project Leader: Francesca Cavalieri
Staff: Quinn Besford, Frank Caruso
Student: Marcin Wojnilowicz,Sukhvir Kaur Bhangu, Pietro Pacchin Tomanin
Collaborators: Muthupandian Ashokkumar (Chemistry)
Sponsors: ARC
Primary Contact: Francesca Cavalieri (francesca.cavalieri@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: biodegradable polymers; biomaterials; Controlled drug release; polymeric materials; Soft Matter
Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering
Domains: Convergence of engineering and IT with the life sciences

Assembly and physicochemical characterisation of hybrid materials, based on polyccharides, peptides and nuclei acids, into nanostructured particles, films and hydrogels. The biofunctional and therapeutic properties of these devices will be evaluated by in vitro and in vivo studies.