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Encapsulation and Thermally Triggered Release from Polymer Vesicles

University of Sheffield and Polymer Center academic Professor Steven Armes et al. have demonstrated the encapsulation of silica nanoparticles and bovine serum albumin within synthetic polymeric vesicles, and the consequent triggered release of the payload. The encapsulation and subsequent release of active ingredients on the micro or nanoscale has drawn considerable academic interest over the […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Polymer Centre Highlight – Inkjet printing of self-healing polymers in aerospace applications

Polymer Centre academics Dr Simon Hayes and Dr Patrick Smith have been investigating an application for thermally-cured polymers to heal defects in composite materials in aircrafts, by applying this technology through inkjet printing. Composite materials, defined as materials made from two or more distinctive components which have different physical and chemical properties, are used in […]

Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

3D-printed guides can help restore function in damaged nerves

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have succeeded in using a 3D printed guide to help nerves damaged in traumatic incidents repair themselves. The team used the device to repair nerve damage in animal models and say the method could help treat many types of traumatic injury. The device, called a nerve guidance conduit (NGC), […]

Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Professor Steve Armes celebrates the publication of his 500th paper

The paper recently appeared online in the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society, and explores how the growth of microscopic hollow polymer particles takes place in water, and the process by which the particles are formed. This work, and other recent research carried out by Steve and his research group, contributes to ground-breaking insights […]

Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

Polymer Science and Technology Training

Our next set of Polymer Science and Technology short courses will run from 3rd – 6th November 2014: Basic Polymer Science – £990 Polymer Chromatography – £370 To register click on the links above or for more information please contact us. Look out for our new, updated courses in the spring of 2015.

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.