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RAFT Director of Research attends EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training Launch event

On Monday (1st April 2019), Dr Elena Garcia attended the launch event of the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies. RAFT is one of 19 industrial partners that, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, University College London (UCL), and the Synthesis & Solid State …

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RAFT Chronic Wound Research Featured in Wound Care edition of Innov-age magazine

An article on chronic wound treatment and RAFT’s work in the field of wound healing has been featured in the Wound Care edition (Issue 24) of Innov-age magazine. Each issue of Innov-age features articles written by leading professionals from both within and outside the NHS, sharing best practice and innovation and helping to improve the …

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Former RAFT Surgical Research Fellow presents 'Arris & Gale' Lecture at SARS annual meeting

Anita Mohan, RAFT’s most recent Surgical Research Fellow, had the honour of presenting the Arris and Gale Lecture at the Society of Academic & Research Surgery (SARS) annual meeting, which took place yesterday at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. This award, from the Royal College of surgeons, dates back to 1810 when the …

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RAFT welcomes new PhD student

Taleen Shakouri has recently started a PhD which will further the research already carried out in collaboration with UCL for RAFT’s 3D printing for facial reconstruction project. Taleen’s research project will be focused on the development of a new composite material specifically for 3D printing to create a custom-fit facial implant. Prior to this PhD …

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New RAFT intern begins work on inflammatory response model

Thomas Saddington, a post graduate student from the University Of Sheffield, has recently joined RAFT’s research team for an internship. Thomas has completed a BEng with honours in Bioengineering and will work at RAFT prior to starting an MSc in Biological and Bio-process Engineering in September 2018. “Having the chance to get an insight into …

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Journal of Tissue Engineering publishes paper by RAFT intern

A scientific paper, written by Alexandra Levin in relation to research she conducted during an internship at RAFT, has been published in the Journal of Tissue Engineering. The paper is titled “The importance of factorial design in tissue engineering and biomaterials science: Optimisation of cell seeding efficiency on dermal scaffolds as a case study” and …

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RAFT Director of Research joins external advisory group for Trauma Management MedTech Co-operative

Dr Elena Garcia, RAFT’s Director of Research, has accepted an invitation to become part of an External Advisory group for the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Trauma Management MedTech Co-operative. The remit of the Trauma Management MedTech Co-operative is to develop and deliver a programme of work that could improve clinical outcomes and quality …

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Evan Davison-Kotler returns to RAFT to work on Tissue Regeneration Project

Evan Davison-Kotler, who worked as an intern at RAFT during the previous two summers, has returned to the laboratories to complete his BSc project- part of his BSc(Hons) degree with Saint Francis Xavier University in Canada. Evan will spend 4 months at RAFT working on novel research which will allow patients to regenerate lost tissue …

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Awesome RAFT runners tough it out in hottest London Marathon ever

RAFT runners Nicola Seed, Sarah Ellis, Jamie Adams, Sophie Mason, Christian Dahlskog, Steven Hiltermann, Iwan Fesnoux, Bob Jenkins and Rob Jenkins successfully completed yesterdays London Marathon, which was officially the hottest on record. Temperatures of 24.1C (75.3F) which were recorded in St James’s Park but runners were warned it could be even hotter on the …

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