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CDRSP Researcher gives Lecture at major UK Hospital

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

  Professor Geoffrey Mitchell gave an invited lecture titled “The Future: Biomanufacturing, additive manufacturing and regenerative medicine” at the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest general hospital foundation trusts in the UK. They  provide acute medical and surgical services to Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population across Berkshire and its borders. Professor [+]

CDRSP Researchers in Barcelona to use ALBA Synchrotron

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Tissue engineering is aiming at generating biological substitutes that are capable of restoring diverse tissue functions and this specific field is becoming of great importance in today’s society. The growing elderly population and the search for less invasive treatments make tissue engineering one of the most promising techniques that aim to improve human wellbeing. However, biomaterials are still very complex to obtain and further research needs to be done [+]

Visitor from Kazakhstan Electrospins

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

This week CDRSP welcomed Aigul  Iskakova from the Institute of Combustion Problems of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. She will spend two weeks on an internship working with Professor Geoffrey Mitchell gaining experience in producing nanoscale fibres using electrospinning techniques. Her Institute led by Director Zulkhair Mansurov  has a collaborative programme with CDRSP.  They are interested in preparing high performance carbon fibres from electrospun nanoscale polymer fibres. Aigul said “I [+]

Biomanufacturing at Nanotech Italy 2013

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

  Professor Geoffrey Mitchell and Professor Paulo Bartolo were the conference chairs for a Biomanufacturing Workshop as part of the Nanotech Italy 2013 conference held in Venice in November. The programme consisted on a series of invited lectures with speakers drawn from CDRSP (Geoffrey Mitchell, Henrique Almeida), Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials, National Research Council of Italy, Naples, Italy(Antonio Gloria),  The Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Malcolm Sperrin) [+]

Electrospinning Conference 5/6 December 2013

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

On 5 December 2013, The Hooke Room at the Institute of Physics in London was packed with 86 delegates for the International Conference on Electrospinning: Principles, Practice and Possibilities. It was indeed an international event with 77 papers drawn from 22 countries including Australia, New Zealand, USA and China.  In fact, some potential participants were turned away due to the constraint of space and the poster session with some 40 [+]