Our Research

The bioengineering laboratory possesses the facility for advanced research endeavours with broad range of applications as follows:

  • Polymer synthesis for different biomedical applications, more specifically injectable
  • Hydrogel and scaffold fabrication for tissue engineering of soft and hard tissues
    - Control pore size and pore interconnectivity via different gas foaming techniques
    - Enhance cell infiltration in 3D structure by creating microchannels and addition of active compounds that promote cell adhesion and can be used as nutrient for cell growth
  • Synthesis of bioceramics with hybrids with unique features of improving mechanical properties and stability
  • Production of nano and micro-particles with narrow particle size distribution for pharmaceutical applications
  • Synthesis of various smart drug delivery systems
  • Advance technologies (e.g. fermentation, environmentally benign methods such as supercritical fluids) for the synthesis and extraction of high value compounds such as vitamin, anti-cancer and anti-viral compounds
  • High throughput screening for identifying anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-microbial compounds
  • Protein and glycoprotein engineering

Analytical Techniques

  • Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) to obtain information for chromatographic behaviour, UV spectrum and molecular mass simultaneously for each compound, and the identify/structure of particular compound.
  • Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) for fast and easy generation of FTIR spectra of solid and liquid samples or solutions.
  • Instron Mechanical testing with accessories for measuring in biological fluid
  • Flow cytometery for counting and examining microscopic particles such as cells and chromosomes
  • Supercritical fluid Facility for extraction and reaction
  • Facility for conducting biological studies