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  • The development of high strength vascular adhesives’

    Vascular adhesives play a crucial role in various medical procedures, including vascular surgeries, wound closure, and tissue bonding. Traditional methods for vascular repair often involve sutures or staples, which can lead to complications such as leakage, infection, and prolonged recovery times. By harnessing the potential of polymers as adhesive materials, this project aims to revolutionize vascular medical practices by creating safer, more effective, and minimally invasive solutions.

    The successful development of advanced vascular adhesives using polymers could significantly transform the field of medical surgery and wound care. By providing medical professionals with an innovative tool for tissue repair, this project has the potential to improve patient outcomes, enhance surgical techniques, and reduce healthcare burdens.

    The objectives of the project are:

    • Design and synthesize a range of biocompatible polymers suitable for vascular adhesive applications.
    • Develop adhesive formulations with tailored properties, including adhesion strength, biodegradability, and biocompatibility.
    • Investigate the mechanical, adhesive, and biophysical properties of the developed polymers to ensure optimal performance in vascular environments.
    • Conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments to evaluate the adhesive’s efficacy in sealing and repairing vascular tissues.
    • Address any potential cytotoxicity or immune response issues through thorough biocompatibility assessments.

    This interdisciplinary project will involve researchers from materials science, bioengineering, biomaterials, and medicine, fostering a collaborative environment for innovative solutions.

    Please email Dr Anita Ghag directly to express your interest in this project.


    Cell and Tissue Engineering and Translation and Manufacturing

    Primary supervisor:

    Dr Anita Ghag

    Stakeholder supervisor: