Biominerals

Biominerals

Dr Kate McGrath and Natasha Munro have developed a self-assembly system which produces a composite organic/inorganic material with control of the inorganic polymorph that has the potential for continuous growth and processing through the formation of organic/inorganic composite materials made of calcium carbonate and chitin/chitosan with enhanced properties arising from microstructures based on biological examples.

Objective

Experts and Industry partners to develop a commercially viable and informed research project and outputs

Unique Selling Propositions
  • Composit material composed of inorganic and organic materials; that do not initiate an immune response; a micro structure that resembles nacre
Applications
  • Orthopaedics and mineral based construction
IP Strategy

Provisional

Project Status

Proof of Principle - Laboratory demonstration of principle only