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The main aim of the Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the University of Sheffield is to foster multidisciplinary interactions, bringing scientists, engineers and clinicians together within the broad areas of research expertise shown below:
Biomaterials: scaffolds for tissue engineering, drug release and biocompatibility.
Tissue engineering: of cartilage, nerve, bone, cornea, skin, urethra and oral muscosa.
Devices, Implants & Bioreactors: devices for dignity, prosthetics and implants.
Stem cells: for bone, nerve, tendon, gene and therapeutics applications.
Imaging and analysis: techniques used to analyse and evaluate engineered tissues, implant materials and prosthetics.
Computational systems biology: modelling cellular interactions, tissues and prosthetics.
Biomaterials and tissue engineering represent the pharmacology of the future – tissues and materials engineered to integrate with the patient’s own body.
Developments in this area over the coming decades will improve the quality of life of an ageing population and contribute towards the United Kingdom economy both in healthcare provision and in developments in the medical device and biomaterials industry.