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EPSRC Reference: EP/R003823/1
Title: MANUFACTURING BIOELECTRONIC DEVICES VIA MULTIPHOTON FABRICATION
Principal Investigator: Hardy, Dr JG
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Project Partners:
Kratos Analytical Ltd
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: Lancaster University
Scheme: First Grant - Revised 2009
Starts: 01 September 2017 Ends: 31 August 2018 Value (£): 100,786
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Biomaterials Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Healthcare
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
31 May 2017 HT Investigator-led Panel Meeting - May 2017 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Electromagnetic fields affect a variety of tissues (e.g. bone, muscle, nerve and skin) and play important roles in biological processes (e.g. nerve sprouting, prenatal development and wound healing). This has inspired the development of electrically conducting devices for medical applications (e.g. cardiac pacemakers, neural electrodes/neuromodulation) that are manufactured from inorganic metals/alloys and are suited for long term application. Dr Hardy is an expert in the development of bioelectronic materials (particularly conducting polymers) for medical applications (drug delivery, neuromodulation and tissue regeneration) and seeks to use multiphoton fabrication (a high tech 3D printing technique) to print an emerging technology for healthcare applications (drug delivery devices that respond to electrical stimuli) feeding into both the materials- and healthcare-related industries which have multibillion pound turnovers and employ millions of people. Importantly, the project has the support of Manchester-based Kratos Analytical Ltd., is aligned with the oncoming Industry 4.0 revolution and supports the Northern Powerhouse.
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