Drug-free Antibacterial Technology for Medical Applications (a HyMedPoly + Lucideon + Cambridge Network event)

Drug-free Antibacterial Technology for Medical Applications (a HyMedPoly + Lucideon + Cambridge Network event)

NEW! Prof Chris Lowe, OBE, confirmed as speaker. Infection has become one of the toughest problems in the medical world. As bacteria become more resistant to drugs, materials and surfaces are developing as complementary measures for infection control and management. If you're interested in these technologies from business, clinical or research perspective this is for you.

Dates 14 Dec 2018 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 9.30am to 5pm (Please note later start time than originally advertised)
Venue Hauser Forum, The Entrepreneurship Centre, 3 Charles Babbage Road, CB3 0GT
Organiser name Louise Rushworth
01223 760102

Event details:

Drug-free Antibacterial Technology for Medical Applications (a HyMedPoly + Lucideon + Cambridge Network event)

Aspects covered include;

  • Clinical Need and Issues faced by drug-free antibacterial technology
  • Antibacterial Materials; Synthetic Polymers, Natural Polymers, Glasses and Ceramics.
  • Developing products and novel technologies for medical devices and cosmetic, pharmaceutical and medical applications
  • Networks and support in anti-bacterial technology.

This event will review advances and needs in these technologies from business, clinical and research perspectives.

Talks include:

9.30 Registration and coffee

New concepts of drug-free antibacterial science technology
Prof & Dr Xiang Zhang , Lucideon Limited, Cambridge, UK
Prof Ipsita Roy, University of Westminster, London UK


The Art of Commercialising Research
Prof Chris Lowe, University of Cambridge, UK


Stress analysis, design and fabrication of biostructures: The role + impact of additive manufacturing 
Prof Atul Bhaskar, University of Southampton, UK


Clinical need and issues faced by drug-free antibacterial technology
Dr Jochen Salber, UMC Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum, Germany

11.20 Break

Biomimetic strategies in the design of antibacterial synthetic polymers 
Prof. Gianluca Ciardelli, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy


Antibacterial Natural Polymers
Prof. Ipsita Roy, University of Westminster, UK


Antibacterial Properties of Nanopatterns
Prof Amir A. Zadpoor, TU Delft, The Netherlands

12.40 Research rapid fire presentations (10 presentations, 2 minutes)
13.00 Lunch and poster viewing

The development of antibacterial inorganic materials and their potential for new medical technologies
Dr Mark Cresswell, Lucideon Limited, Stoke on Trent, UK


Developing functionalized biopolymers products for cosmetic, pharmaceutical, biological and medical applications
Dr Hongyun Tai, Blafar Limited, Dublin, Ireland


Novel antimicrobial technology for medical devices; BALI, IBIZA and PRINT-AID
Dr S.A.J. Zaat, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands




New anti-biofilm strategies from understanding biofilm life cycle dynamics
Prof. Jeremy S Webb, University of Southampton, UK and Principal Investigator, National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC)

15.50 Speaker / discussions
16.15 Overview of the day / next steps

The meeting is supported in part through HyMedPoly, a 4 year Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie programme project developing new anti-bacterial therapies based on  polymers and inorganic materials. There will be an opportunity to view posters on the project and to meet members of the project’s researcher cohort who will outline results to advance products for medical and personal healthcare.  

HyMedPoly has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie grant programme No. 643050. 


This event is being run jointly by Cambridge Network with member, Lucideon, an international, independent materials technology company that applies its materials expertise in ceramics, metals and polymers to a range of sectors including healthcare, construction, ceramics, aerospace and power engineering. 


Please follow @CambNetwork and @LucideonHealth and tweet about this event using #CNLucideon 


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