Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices

Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices

The Biomaterials Group focuses on using conventional materials (metals, ceramics and polymers) and nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, nanocomposites, nanoparticles) for biomedical applications. Biomaterials are critical components of many biomedical devices. For example, in the case of a blood-contacting device such as a stent or a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), the performance of the device is dictated by the ability of the biomaterial to resist clotting. Surface modification, at the nano level, to prevent this from happening is a key area of research at MSE. More generally, our group’s work involves modification and adaptation of ceramics, polymers and nanomaterials to address several needs in the biomedical field. We have cell culture facilities, as well as extensive biomaterials characterization equipment. In addition, we are adopting novel techniques to functionalize biomaterial surfaces. In these endeavors, we work closely with doctors, surgeons and healthcare specialists from Singapore and overseas institutions, to address a genuine biomedical need.

Areas of Research:
Bioadhesives
BioCeramics for Orthopedic Applications
Biodegradable Polymers
Drug and Gene Delivery
Hydrogels
Nano-Biomaterials

Typical Research Projects: