As part of Medical Device Week, which will run from 3-6 June, the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) will host Chimera: Art of Exploration exhibition.

The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) at NUI Galway will be celebrating Medical Device Week from 3-6 June. The Week is designed to educate the public about medical device research in unique ways, with each day assigned a different theme for various topics.

Sarah Gundy, Project Officer at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials at NUI Galway, Scoil Caithriona pupils Patrick Bianga and Eve Smyth at Scoil Chaitriona Junior School in Renmore

Lower-back pain due to damaged spinal discs is a major cause of long-term disability for millions of people. Seeking a cure, EU-funded researchers have developed a new surgical approach and the materials to repair damaged spinal discs, potentially helping many sufferers enjoy better, more productive lives.

Macromolecular crowding (MMC) for tissue engineering is an approach proposed by researchers at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) as a means to engineer tissues faster for transplantation.

Dr Manus Biggs, a Science Foundation Ireland investigator with NUI Galway’s Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) is the recent recipient of two travel grants.

Staff at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) have recently relocated to NUI Galway’s new Biosciences research building.

From cell structure to spinal scaffolding collaboration across key disciplines aims to bring together researchers with biomedical insights to enrich society

NUI Galway’s Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials has won the 2013 Academic/Emerging Medical Technology Company of the Year-Silver Award, at a ceremony in Galway recently.

The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) was short-listed for two categories in the Irish Laboratory Awards 2013: Medical Laboratory of the Year and Research Laboratory of the Year.