[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LE0775684]
Researchers Prof AK Whittaker; A/Prof PJ Halley; Dr I Blakey; Prof GP Simon; A/Prof WD Cook; A/Prof GH Edward; Dr JS Forsythe
Brief description The Australian population is ageing, and this is leading to ever increasing burdens upon our health system. In addition new understanding of disease states has lead to a demand for improved materials for drug delivery and for tissue regeneration. This proposal will lead to novel biomaterials designed to meet these demands. Polymers are seen as essential elements for construction of such biomedical devices due to the myriad forms in which they can be made, and the large number of different materials to choose from. This proposal will lead to the formation of the PolyPharma network which will produce polymeric biomaterials to benefit our health industries.
Funding Amount $230,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities