FEIT Research Project Database

Creating next-generation coatings for biomedical devices that lead to improved healing

Project Leader: Daniel Heath
Staff: Daniel Heath, Andrea O'Connor, Greg Qiao
Sponsors: ARC
Primary Contact: Daniel Heath (daniel.heath@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: biomaterials; biomedical engineering; nanostructured surface; polymeric materials; tissue engineering
Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering,Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

This project aims to develop novel coatings for biomedical devices that will improve integration with surrounding tissue and lead to better healing. This will be accomplished by creating a versatile coating technology that interacts with cells through a novel mechanism previously discovered in the Heath Lab.