Surgery and Interventional Science
Head of Research Department of Nanotechnology: Professor Alexander Seifalian
The application of the modern principles of nanotechnology
forms a central component of the research activity within the Research Department of Nanotechnology, which is located at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in Hampstead.
Nanotechnology and its application to surgery and regenerative medicine remains a core research theme in its own right. This activity is characterised by the design and construction of scaffolds which form the basis of neo-organs such as vessels, tracheas and ureters. In addition, to the frontier work of organ creation the nanotechnology theme supports the materials and tissue work stream by assisting in the development of novel biocompatible materials.