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CHEG 325 Fundamentals of Nanotechnology

Scientist 1:


Name: Prof. Antonios Mikos


Affiliation: Departments of Bioengineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University, USA




Description of activities:

Prof. Miko’s work focuses on nanostructured biomaterials, drug delivery systems, gene therapy, and tissue engineering. It emphasizes the use of synthetic biodegradable polymers and nanostructures as:

Supportive scaffolds for cells

Conduits for guided tissue growth

Specific substrates for targeted cell adhesion

Stimulants for a desired cellular response

Carriers for controlled drug delivery

Non-viral vectors for gene therapy


3 major contributions in the field:

Bone regeneration and repair using a biodegradable polymer scaffold, either by inducing post-implantation bone tissue growth or by seeding the scaffold with bone cells prior to implantation

New rapid prototyping processing methods for manufacturing three-dimensional biodegradable polymer scaffolds of anatomical shapes with precise architecture

Injectable, in situ polymerizable, biodegradable composite scaffolds as carriers for bone and cartilage cells to improve the quality of tissue formed in localized areas after injury

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