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¿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”

Our student Mohammed Hamed Misbah defend his thesis

Category : Defenses

On July 11th, our student Mohammed Hamed Misbah presented his thesis named “Controlled Formation of Nanostructures Based on Elastin-like Recombinamers” It was carried out under the supervision of  Prof. José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello and Prof. Luis Quintanilla Sierra.

In his Thesis, Mohammed study the synergistic combination between multiple and outstanding properties stemmed from different materials: elastin-like recombinamers (ELRs) inspired by natural elastin, calcium phosphate and carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Understanding of such fundamental processes aims to construct new ELRs and develop new functional materials, thus transferring new ideas to artificial materials and different applications.

Well done Mohammed! we wish you the best!













Our student María Jesús Piña defend her thesis

Category : Defenses

María Jesús Piña defended her thesis on the 24th of June. It was entitled “ELR-based nanocomplexes with potential biomedical uses”.

In her thesis, carried out under the supervision of  Fco. Javier Arias Vallejo and José Carlos Rodríguez Cabello, she focused in the design and application of novel ELR nanocomplexes for drug and gene delivery. Along her thesis, ELR biomaterials have been used for cancer treatment, and specifically for breast cancer as final goal.

Congratulatios Chus, we wish you the best !!





The protectors of the cells

Category : News

The newspaper “El día de Valladolid” has visited our facilities the 6th of May, 2016.

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Alicia, our favourite student from Zamora defend her Thesis on the 22 of February

Category : Defenses

Alicia’s thesis entitled “Thermosensitive injetable hydrogels with enhanced stability based on elastin, silk and leucine zipper motifs for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications”, was carried out under the supervision of Matilde Alonso and Javier Arias.

In her Thesis, Alicia explores the properties and applications of two new sequences of Elastin like polymers, containing the Silk and Zipper motifs, that showed the ability to form physical hydrogels.

Congratulatios Alicia!!



LUCIA building from the UVa wins the Green Building Solutions award in the category of Zero Energy Buildings

Category : News

This Net Zero Energy and Zero CO2 Emission Building is destined to shelter the laboratories and the research center of the University of Valladolid. It combines thorough bioclimatic design and use of renewable energies to respond to every energy need of the project.

The energy mix includes biomass, photovoltaic solar energy and geothermal energy. A strategy to reduce consumptions was also layed out. This building is an excellent example of sustainability for the management and production of autonomous local renewable energies, contributing to decentralizing energy and to developing renewable energies.

Drawn out proteins make self-healing scaffolds

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An international team of researchers from London, Israel, Portugal and Spain has made tubular protein-based structures that can be shaped into a network by manually pulling out new branches from existing tubes. The structure is based in one of the elastin-like proteins (ELP) created by the Bioforge group. It is self-healing and bioactive, and can support the growth of human cells for tissue engineering.

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