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Mineralized materials

Category : News

The consortium formed by the BIOFORGE group from the University of Valladolid and the Queen Mary’s University from London, has developed a new method to form mineralized materials with the aim to regenerate hard tissues such as enamel and bone. This study can be read at Nature Communications

Read the news here: europapress, noticiasdelaciencia, elnortedecastilla

Our student Arturo Ibáñez Fonseca defended his thesis

Category : Defenses

Arturo Ibáñez Fonseca defended his thesis, entitled “Novel hydrogel-forming elastin like recombinamers for biomedical applications”, on the 24th of November 2017. In his thesis, carried out under the supervision of Fco. Javier Arias Vallejo and Matilde Alonso Rodrigo, Arturo studied the biocompatibility of ELR-based hydrogels to use them in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. Specifically, he showed that these hydrogels promoted bone regeneration in vivo. Moreover, fluorescent hydrogels were also obtained, showing a Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) when ELRs genetically fused to two different fluorescent proteins were combined to form the hydrogels. In summary, his thesis sheds light on the use of ELRs in biomedical applications.

Congratulations Arturo, we wish you the best!!

BIOFORGE group is involved into the BIOGEL European project for the development of new hydrogels containing specific properties

Category : News


Diario de Valladolid

Bioforge research group from the University of Valladolid (UVA) is involved within the Horizon 2020 program together with other German, Austrian, Greek and Dutch colleagues for the development of new hydrogels containing specific properties.

The development is focussed into the creation of sensitive hydrogels for the diagnosis and therapies in the biomedicl field. This kind of hydrogels contains high amount of water and are composed of molecular networks surrounded by pores that confers them high elasticity and strenght.

Filippo Cipriani and his team won the TERMIS-EU SYIS Debate Competition for the 3D printing motion

Category : Awards

The TERMIS-EU SYIS Debate Competition has been launched for the first time during the TERMIS-EU 2017 that took place in Davos (Switzerland) the last 26 – 30 June. The topic of the Debate was “Will 3D-Printing or Decellularised organs rescue the donor-based organ scarcity for transplantation?”

The team composed by Daniela Pacheco from Portugal, PhD candidate in Materials Engineering at Polytechnic of Milan (Italy); Sebastião van Uden from Portugal, PhD candidate at Bioengineering Laboratories “BEL” (Italy); and Filippo Cipriani from Italy, PhD candidate at Technical Proteins NanoBiotechnology “TPNBT” (Spain) won the debate for the 3D printing motion.

The Scientific debate has been such an intense, brilliant, unordinary brainstorming. Filippo, Daniela and Sebastião would like to thank the TERMIS – SYIS council for this amazing opportunity.

Alicia Fernández Colino and María Jesús Piña Lancho are awarded for their defended thesis

Category : Awards

Alicia Fernández Colino‘s thesis entitled “Thermosensitive injetable hydrogels with enhanced stability based on elastin, silk and leucine zipper motifs for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications” and María Jesús Piña Lancho‘s Thesis entitled “ELR-based nanocomplexes with potential biomedical uses” have been awarded by the University of Valladolid (UVA) as Doctorate Extraordinary Awards.


¿Do you know how scaffolds can be used to fix damaged heart tissue?

Category : News

¿Do you know how scaffolds can be used to fix damaged heart tissue? 

Under the project of AngioMatTrain, the following video has been developed to explain to you the concept of cells, how a heart attack happens and how the developed scaffolds can be used to fix damage heart tissue.

Just have a look!




Bioforge’s group in the searching of therapies against isquemia

Category : News

BIOFORGE, from the UVA, design biomaterials able to induce the generation of new blood vessels within the framework of the ANGIOMAT European Project. The consoptium comprises entities from eight diferent countries and the initiative will be extended until 2017.

Read the news in “El diario de Valladolid”