Silk: Discovery thread for healthcare applications

Silk: Discovery thread for healthcare applications

Phillip Seib - University of Strathclyde

IMS Seminar - Molecules, Cells & Immunity Series

Silk is an important biopolymer for biomedical applications because of its unique and highly versatile structure and its robust clinical track record in human medicine. Silk can be processed into many material formats, including physically and chemically cross-linked hydrogels, nanoparticles and scaffolds that have almost limitless applications ranging from tissue engineering to biomedical imaging and sensing. This presentation provides a background of silk and will cover drug and stem cell delivery using selected silk formats.

Phillip Seib
Hosted by
Wenlong Huang
Institute of Medical Sciences - Level 7 Conference Room