Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is the most common additive manufacturing technique for the production of cost effective polymers and composites. In fact, half million FDM systems were sold between 2013 and 2015. FDM is used [...]
The objective of this study was to create a novel biomimetic hydrogel composite based on helical rosette nanotubes (HRNs) and nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite (HA). HRNs are newly-developed self-assembled nanomaterials with DNA base pair building blocks. HRNs [...]
Multifucntional fibrous scaffolds can be produced via layer-by-layer deposition of electrospun nanofibers containing variable function. This scaffolds can be used in tissue engineering of complex structure by allowing specific controlled microenvironment for heterogeneous cell types.
Peptoids are a novel class of non-natural biopolymer based on an N-substituted glycine backbone that are ideally suited for nanomaterials research. This bioinspired material has many unique properties that bridge the gap between proteins and [...]
New biomimetic materials are being developed which show great promise for biotechnological applications. An understanding of the dynamic molecular processes in these materials at the nanoscale level is of particular interest and we show that [...]
We report for the first time the selection of novel peptides that are highly specific for endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) by screening phage display libraries. Our strategy for isolation of ligand peptides for cell surface [...]
It is observed from nature that certain insects possess the optimised surface fixing configurations against sliding and the tree body consists of different kinds of micro/nano-tissues with optimised properties to prevent breaking by wind. The [...]