[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0987407]
Researchers Prof AK Whittaker; Dr KS Jack; Dr H Peng
Brief description This project will lead to the development of new biodegradable biomaterials ideally suited to many applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering. The understanding of their properties will be built on comprehensive models for diffusion of molecules through the material. The availability of these new biomaterials will facilitate future developments in drug delivery, and will ultimately lead to improved medical outcomes in many areas such as tissue and bone regeneration. The materials designed in this project will help position the Australian biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries to take advantage of the more than $100B USD market (US alone; growth ~ 10% p.a.) in drug delivery.
Funding Amount $420,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects