LAB NEWS

January 22, 2020

A consortium of Neurent Medical Ltd (a BioInnovate Ireland spin out) and the Biggs lab at CÚRAM will benefit from €2.8 million in research funding following the recent announcement of the Government’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. The project, ARDENT II will...

September 14, 2019

Dr Biggs presented research by Marc Fernandez at the The IEEE 17th International Symposium on Electrets, University of Limerick. Dielectric materials possessing quasi-permanent electrical charge or dipole polarisation are known as electrets. Electrets can generate elec...

June 13, 2019

 James Britton, a PhD student in the Bigg's group was rewarded a Biomaterials and advanced physical techniques for Regenerative Cardiology and Neurology ( BIONECA ) travel scholarship to research in the lab of Dr. António Salgado. 

Dr. Salgado's...

May 11, 2019

Advancement in polymer technologies, facilitated predominantly through chemical engineering approaches or through the identification and utilization of novel renewable resources, has been a steady focus of biomaterials research for the past 50 years. Aliphatic polyeste...

May 1, 2019

Carbon nanomaterials show great promise for a wide range of applications due to their excellent physicochemical and electrical properties. Since their discovery, the state-of-the-art has expanded the scope of their application from scientific curiosity to impactful sol...

April 10, 2019

Advances in neural interface technologies have sought to identify electroactive materials that are able to translate neural depolarisation events into digital signals or modulate neural firing through ionic or electrical stimulation with greater efficiency. An ideal ma...

February 15, 2019

Topographical modification holds promise for the development of functionalized neural interfaces to mediate initial cell adhesion and the subsequent evolution of gliosis, minimizing the onset of a proinflammatory glial phenotype, to provide long‐term stability. In our...

August 31, 2018

Electrically conducting polymer formulations have emerged as promising approaches for the development of interfaces and scaffolds in neural engineering, facilitating the development of physicochemically modified constructs capable of cell stimulation through electrical...

August 31, 2018

The 5th Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM 2018) was held from April 10th to 13th, 2018 in Kitakyushu City, Japan. PCM 2018 aimed to provide a forum for academic experts and participants to exchange their experiences and share research results ab...

August 6, 2018

Alexandre Trotier recently presented his work "Mechanically induced neuroinflammation to reproduce peri-electrode gliosis macro environment" during a 20 min podium talk at the Gordon Research Seminar 'Neurobiology of Brain Disorders, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms o...

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