Generation of peptidomimetic surfaces for biomaterials applications (2008–2010)

Abstract:
The successful integration of biomedical implants into the body requires materials surfaces that have favourable interactions with cells, as well as appropriate bulk mechanical properties for the desired application. This project will develop innovative methods for the surface modification of biomaterials with tuneable peptide-like molecular structures, with the aim of promoting favourable interactions between the surface and cells, to reduce the rejection of biomaterials from the body. The initial targeted application of materials with these novel surfaces is in the treatment of preventable blindness and severe visual impairment, although this technology can be applied to almost any biomaterial application.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • VC's Research and Teaching Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Principal Research Fellow - CAI
    Centre for Advanced Imaging
  • Honorary Professor
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Honorary Professor
    Mater Clinical Unit
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Australian Research Council