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MRI research activity in materials for Healthcare applications has significant overlap with the Institute for Bioengineering and collaborations with the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Research activity includes dental materials, fibrous tissue engineering scaffolds, biointerfaces  and drug delivery, while disposable biosensors for the detection of enzyme activities and diabetes are also developed.

Key Publications

Stuart MAC, Huck WTS, Genzer J, Müller M, Ober C, Stamm M, Sukhorukov GB, Szleifer I, Tsukruk VV, Urban M, Winnik F, Zauscher S, Luzinov I and Minko S (2010). Emerging applications of stimuli-responsive polymer materials.Nature Materials  vol. 9, (2) 101-113. 10.1038/NMAT2614

Cakir P, Cutivet A, Resmini M, Bui BT and Haupt K (2013). Protein-size molecularly imprinted polymer nanogels as synthetic antibodies, by localized polymerization with multi-initiators. Adv Mater  vol. 25, (7) 1048-1051.10.1002/adma.201203400

Pavlov AM, De Geest BG, Louage B, Lybaert L, De Koker S, Koudelka Z, Sapelkin A and Sukhorukov GB (2013).Magnetically engineered microcapsules as intracellular anchors for remote control over cellular mobility. Adv Mater  vol. 25, (48) 6945-6950. 10.1002/adma.201303287

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