(Lecture) Current Trends of Bacterial Cellulose in Functional Materials and Biomedical Applications
Topic: Current Trends of Bacterial Cellulose in Functional Materials and Biomedical Applications
Speaker: Prof. Yang Guang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology）
Time: Dec. 26th, 2018 (Wednesday), 10:00am
Venue: B12-402, University Town Campus
Bacterial cellulose (BC) remarkability stands from its soft elastomeric nature, biocompatibility, bio-adhesion, high swelling and water holding capacities and mass transport properties, among other. It finds applications in food, biomedical, and functional materials. Our research group is using BC to fabricate a series of biomedical, functional materials such as skin tissue repair materials, artificial blood vessels, intervertebral disc replacement materials, controlled-release drug carriers, injectable embolization agent, electroactive hydrogel and several others. Furthermore, we are adopting engineered Gluconacetobacter xylinum and utilizing the assembly and arrangement of the cellulose fibrils to achieve highly specific, three-dimensional micro-patterns, which provide highly sophisticated multi-level tissue engineering scaffolds. They induce directed cell adhesion and aggregation for applications in regenerative medicines. Some of these developments will be discussed in my talk.
Announced by School of Biomedical Science and Engineering