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15 September 2023 @ 10:00 - 11:30

Biomaterials for cancer study and accelerate wound healing

Dr. Andy Tay , Assistant Professor, Presidential Young Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Magnetic hydrogels are materials containing magnetic microparticles which help transduce magnetic fields into mechanical forces. In the presence of a static magnet, the stiffness of magnetic hydrogels can be altered to investigate the reversible effects of matrix softening and stiffening on cellular behaviours. Here, I will describe how we exploit this unique feature of our material for cancer study.

The World Health Organization estimates that 10% of the world’s population suffers from diabetes, and diabetic patients has a 15-25% lifetime risk of getting diabetic foot ulcers. Every 20s, there is a lower extremity amputation worldwide. In the second half of my talk, I will describe the use of magnetic hydrogel for mechanical stimulation of cells to synergistically accelerate diabetic wound healing.


15 September 2023
10:00 - 11:30


IBEC – Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya


Edifici Torres R+D+I, Torre I Planta 11
C/ Baldiri Reixac 4-8
Barcelona, Barcelona 08028 Espanya
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