LMGP a step closer to automated bioactive film production
Categorie(s) : Education, News, Research
Published : 8 December 2015
Catherine Picart’s team at LMGP plans to use the €150,000 it received from the ERC BioactiveCoating project to optimize the automated production of layer-by-layer polyelectrolyte films that trap the proteins that induce bone regeneration during reconstructive surgery. The films, which count between 2 and 50 layers, are produced through a time-consuming manual process.
The researchers are already gearing up to automate production using one of the lab’s robots and, ultimately, transfer the technology to an industrial partner. Over the next eighteen months, the team will use the funds from the ERC project to reduce process costs and turnaround times, confirm the bioactivity of the films produced, and reduce the variability that plagues the manuallyproduced films.