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Funding to develop and test novel antimicrobial biomaterials

Dr Sarah Maddocks and Dr Michele Barbour

21 October 2014

Dr Michele Barbour has been awarded a "TRACK" award (Translational Acceleration and Knowledge Transfer) by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, in collaboration with Dr Sarah Maddocks of Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Michele and Sarah are already working together to develop antimicrobial biomaterials using chlorhexidine nanoparticles which were developed by Michele's group and patented by the University in 2013. The TRACK funding will allow them to apply the nanoparticles to polymeric materials used in wound dressings, and to determine the feasibility of creating dressings with lasting antimicrobial functionality that can withstand sterilisation processes.

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