December 1, 2017

The 4th Annual MBI meeting was hosted by Trinity College Dublin from 30th November-1st December 2017. The theme of this year's meeting was "Learning from Development to Engineering Therapeutics" and brought together more than 200 participants from all over the world, r...

November 25, 2017

This study, conducted in conjunction with Prof Matt Dalby, at the Centre for Cell Engineering, University of Glasgow, was focused on identifying the roles of high-frequency, low-amplitude mechanical stimulation in inducing MSCs to differentiate into bone cells (the pro...

November 25, 2017

In this paper, Dr Biggs and his team collaborated with Prof Shalom Wind, at Columbia University to investigate the functional response of mesenchymal stem cells to the physicomechanical properties of their environment, factors which play key roles in multiple cell proc...

October 10, 2017

This course integrates the principles and methods of engineering and life sciences towards the fundamental understanding of structure-function relationships in normal and pathological mammalian tissues. The course gives an introduction to how devices are designed. Conc...

October 8, 2017

Doctoral students Adriona Kelly and Alexandre Trotier attended the XIII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease from July 8th - July 11th, in Edinburgh  UK. The European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease is the largest international meeting of...

September 12, 2017

The 28th Meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials took place in Athens Greece. This three day meeting ran from the 4th to the 8th of September and brought together more than 1200 participants from all over the world, representing varying fields of materials and...

August 13, 2017

The Biggs lab at CÚRAM has recently acquired a new Photonic Professional GT printer ‘Nanoscribe’ that provides submicrometer features with easy and fast fabrication along the 3D printing workflow. This next generation 3D laser lithography system  offers a high degree o...

August 12, 2017

A look at how advances in robotics and biomaterials are transforming lives worldwide. Dr Biggs discusses nanotechnology approaches to next generation neuroelectrode fabrication in deep brain stimulation.

July 15, 2017

The Modelling Simulation and Innovative Characterisation group (MOSAIC) at the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick together with the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) hosted the frontiers in Materials Characterisation Towards Industrial Translatio...

January 10, 2017

Engineers Ireland Journal -  the voice of the engineering profession in Ireland publishes a synopsis of current research at the Biggs lab.

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