Evaluating the characteristics of PEG-Polyurethane will help determine its effectiveness in improving bone scaffolding technology.
Brent Vernon is an associate professor and undergraduate program chair in biomedical engineering in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering and the director of the Center for Interventional Biomaterials at Arizona State University. His research utilizes the principles of polymer science and chemistry to design and develop in situ gelling materials for drug delivery, tissue engineering and tissue reconstruction.
Total projects: 10
Using reusable silicon netting to assist with organ isolation and protection will help decrease surgery time and increase patient outcomes.
Designing safe drug delivery solutions for managing pain will help people find better alternatives to opioids.
Designing a thermo-responsive liquid embolic agent will create better methods of endovascular therapy for treating ruptured brain aneurysms.
Analyzing the effect of size range on microparticles' ability to release drugs and naturally degrade will improve patient safety and satisfaction.
Designing a polymer that will break down when exposed to ultrasound will help create better methods of drug delivery in biological systems.
Synthesizing a polymer that can be broken down with ultrasound will increase the safety and efficacy of embolization therapy.
Creating a biomaterial that degrades as tissue is regenerated will provide a better treatment for cerebral aneurysms.
Designing tyrosine-infused microparticles to raise metabolic rates will help treat conditions like hypothyroidism.