The institute provides a focal point for impactful activities in research, education, and service in biomaterials, drug delivery, and regenerative medicine—key areas to transforming health care.
The institute addresses novel solutions in the treatment of important diseases, such as:
The physics of cancer, biological modeling of the growth and treatment of tumors, theranostics, and nanotechnology of chemotherapeutic drug administration.
Advanced artificial organs, medical devices, stents, and assist devices.
Diagnostics and imaging, regenerative medicine of the nervous system.
Improved feedback-controlled devices, advanced therapeutics including sensors, and release systems and pumps.
Infectious and autoimmune diseases
Led by Nicholas Peppas, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a world-renowned expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, the new Institute for Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine brings together leading Cockrell School researchers in chemical and biomedical engineering who are investigating new ways to alter and improve the body's systems, repair failing organs and administer drugs and vaccines.
The institute fosters and enhances interactions with both the Austin and Texas biomaterials/drug delivery communities through services provided to start-ups, small companies, and organizations. The institute will actively interface with the new Dell Medical School.