Nick Latham

Congratulations Dr Nazanin Owji

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the new Dr Nazanin Owji for passing her PhD viva! Nazanin carried out her PhD on the development of degradable inks for 3D printing of implants for craniofacial surgery, a collaboration between UCL (Eastman Dental Institute) and RAFT. This new inks are developed specifically for #3Dprinting and used to create a custom-fit […]

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Property News

Following the successful relocation of their remaining programmes to other locations, particularly the Griffin Institute at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow and University College London (UCL) RAFT have surrendered their leasehold interest in the premises they occupied at Mount Vernon. Whilst RAFT continues its science in these locations, the support and back office functions are

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Covid-19 crisis

Our collaborators at the Griffin Institute remain open and are helping the with the Covid-19 crisis. Here is some of what they are doing to directly help in the current pandemic: • Producing additional engineered organs to help fight the shortage of organs • Partnering with organisations working on immunology directly related to COVID-19 •

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RAFT- An update on our Science

Breast reconstruction Current guidelines recommend that women should be offered the option of breast reconstruction after mastectomy. However, current reconstructive options are far from ideal. Currently, fewer than half the women in the UK who have a mastectomy choose to have breast reconstruction. These patients have suffered the trauma of cancer and are understandably unwilling

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RAFT – An update on us

2019 has been a year of transition for RAFT. The Trustees recognized that our patients and our research would be better served by moving our laboratories away from a single location, that had become progressively less fit for purpose, and into designated centres of excellence for academic and clinical research. We start 2020 with the

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Burns and Skin Grafts

Someone in the UK is accidentally burned or scalded every two minutes and at least 12 patients a day are admitted to hospital for several days as a result of a burn injury. Many of these patients will require skin grafting and plastic surgery following the injury. Skin grafting is the process where a layer

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