BIOMATCELL VINN Excellence Center of Biomaterials and Cell Therapy is a 10-year research programme, co-funded by VINNOVA, University of Gothenburg and 12 other partner organizations.
BIOMATCELL combines the expertise of materials science and medical devices, with state-of-the art and emerging knowledge of biological components, including stem cells, for generating new scientific knowledge, product ideas and clinical therapies in the international fore-front of regenerative medicine. The research profile is truly interdisciplinary, spanning from atomic scale synthesis and characterization of materials, via molecular and cell biology, to the clinical disciplines.
|Research at BIOMATCELL shows that the presence of nanotopography on a surface can lower the acute inflammatory response from a biomaterial. Activation of the innate immune system was measured in human serum using QCM-D and fluorescence microscopy. Approximately a 50% reduction of the binding of immune complement factor 3 (C3) was found on the nanostructured surfaces. To study the effects of nanotopography, the researchers have developed surfaces that differ only in nanotopography, but not in surface chemistry. This opens new possibilities for the understanding of how proteins, cells and tissue interact with nanostructured biomaterial surfaces.
[23 Oct 2013]
[20 Feb 2013]
[10 Oct 2012]
[10 Oct 2012]
17 Dec at 1:00 PM [Mid way seminar]
Prof. Thomas J. Webster:
"Novel Medical Devices Based on Nano Technologies: The Future Is Here"
April 19, 2013, 12.00-13.00
Collaberation across universities with excellent fundamental research facilities.
Sustainable and productive collaboration with keyplayers in the biomaterials industry.
Pre-clinical and clinical experiment platform with state-of-the-art animal test facilities.
Co-founder of BIOSUM - Interdisciplinary Research School in Biomaterials.