Ultrafine protein particles have been fabricated from natural fibres, such as silk and wool. Our studies suggested that particles could be used for fabricating tough macro-porous composites scaffolds for tissue engineering. They are also efficient for reversible binding of metal ions. We are currently analyzing the sorption properties, biocompatibility and biodegradability of a range of particles to evaluate possibility for biomedical and healthcare applications.
Field of Research
091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
860499 Leather Products, Fibre Processing and Textiles not elsewhere classified
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