Bill Daly, a post-graduate researcher at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials, was awarded the best podium presentation at the Neuroscience Research Day Meeting in Galway last week.

Andrew English, a Post-Graduate researcher at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials, won the Best Poster Award recently at the Surface Science of Biologically Important Interfaces (SSBII) conference which was hosted by Ulster University, Belfast.

Dublin, Ireland – 11 October, 2010 – Covidien, a leading global supplier of healthcare products, today announced that it is investing €900,000 in medical technologies research and development projects with NUI Galway, during the next two years. This is the first phase of a multi-part investment of €1.8 million with Irish academic institutions which Covidien announced in July.

 

Bill Daly, a post-graduate researcher at the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials, was awarded the best podium presentation at the 23rd European Conference on Biomaterials, the Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials which was held in Tampere last week.

The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) has recently established Vornia Ltd., a spin out company which aims to bring biomaterials-based research developed at academic institutions to a commercial endpoint.

The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) has the honour of hosting the upcoming 24th European Conference on Biomaterials in Dublin in September 2011.

An NFB-led consortium has recently been successful with a proposal in the EU FP7 Industry Academia Partnership and People (IAPP) programme. The proposal entitled ‘Targeting Functional Tendon Regeneration Using a Loaded Biomimetic Scaffold. An Integrated Pan-European Approach’ was one of the highest ranked under the Life Sciences scheme.

The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) and the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at NUI Galway have formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), one of the leading institutes in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in the USA.

Professor Abhay Pandit, Director of the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) was invited to present at the first TEDx event to be held in Galway. TED is a small nonprofit organisation devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research in Ireland, awarded prizes to the best young and emerging scientists at the TERMIS-EU 2010 conference held in Galway last week.