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To better understand thrombosis and biofouling and develop improved materials for medical devices, we are creating innovative microsystems to study medical device materials in the laboratory.

Utilising the new facilities at The University of Sydney Nano Institute, this multidisciplinary project aims to create microsystems that mimic aspects of medical device materials and geometries.

Using these microsystems, we will study how variations in material properties and blood flow dynamics govern the initiation of biomaterial-induced thrombosis. This knowledge can ultimately be used to improve or generate new materials for use in medical devices to improve their function and patient outcomes.

Project team

Isabelle Van Vuuren

Biomedical Engineering Student Intern

Sally Gao

Research Assistant