Creating new materials inspired by nature.
Bioinspired Materials and Devices Group, led by Professor Chun-Xia Zhao, focusses on the discovery and development of new knowledge and new approaches for making bio-inspired functional micro/nano materials based on biomimetic engineering and microfluidic technology for drug delivery and controlled release.
The Group has developed facile and scalable methods for producing libraries of multifunctional materials (liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles and core-shell nanomaterials) for drug delivery and controlled release, and has been developing tumour-on-a-chip and organs-on-a-chip to evaluate these systems with the ultimate goal of accelerating their clinical translation.
The Group has also been working with industry partners and collaborators to translate their patented technologies into commercial applications
Group of Bioinspired Materials and Devices Collaborates on mRNA Vaccine Development with BioCina and Cytiva, Supported by CRC-P and MRFF Grants
The Group of Bioinspired Materials and Devices at the University of Adelaide is delighted to share an update on its collaboration with BioCina and Cytiva, focusing on the development of precision mRNA vaccines and RNA therapeutics. This partnership is fueled by two significant grant awards: the $3.0m AUD Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grant “mRNA manufacturing and formulation service for late stage clinical trials” announced in April 2022, and the $5.0m AUD Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant “mRNA Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure” announced in April 2023. The South Australian Government also contributes additional funding to support these innovative projects.Read more about Group of Bioinspired Materials and Devices Collaborates on mRNA Vaccine Development with BioCina and Cytiva, Supported by CRC-P and MRFF Grants
Dr Liu has received the Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) commencing in 2023. Dr Liu project focuses on developing bio-inspired nanomaterials with tunable drug loading and controlled release. The project aims to develop new platform technologies for making bio-inspired nanomaterials with tunable drug loading and controlled release.Read more about Congratualation Dr Yun (Amy) Liu on being awared the 2022 DECRA!