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UCL/RAFT Student passes Upgrade towards a PhD

Congratulations to UCL/RAFT PhD student Taleen Shakouri on passing her Upgrade towards a PhD. Taleen is doing innovative research into biodegradable inks for producing custom-fit 3D printed implants for maxillofacial surgery. Check out details on this project here: https://raft.ac.uk/3d-printing-for-facial-reconstruction-surgery

UCL/RAFT Student passes Upgrade towards a PhD

‘Bioengineering’ scientific journal publishes work of former RAFT intern

A paper by Evan Davison-Kotler, on research carried out via a collaboration between RAFT and St. Francis Xavier University in Canada, has been published by Bioengineering;  an international scientific peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of bioengineering. Dr Elena Garcia, RAFT’s Director of Research, also contributed to the paper, which is entitled ‘Sources of Collagen for Biomaterials in […]

'Bioengineering' scientific journal publishes work of former RAFT intern

RAFT receives Global Venture 2019 award

RAFT has achieved recognition at the Global Venture Annual Awards 2019, receiving the accolade for “Most Dedicated Medical Research Company 2019 – UK” Through a rigorous process where nominations were received, Global Venture have selected the world’s leading firms and professionals in global geographical regions, rewarding a variety of businesses who deliver outstanding levels of customer […]

RAFT receives Global Venture 2019 award

RAFT’s amazing Marathon Runners – Congratulations and Thank you!

9 amazing Team RAFT runners joined over 40,000 other participants on Sunday (28 April 2019),  to complete the gruelling 26.2 mile Virgin London Marathon. For RAFT patron Bob Jenkins (pictured) it was marathon number 22, at the tender age of 82- an incredible and truly inspirational achievement!! We are so grateful to all of the […]

RAFT's amazing Marathon Runners - Congratulations and Thank you!

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 Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) in Ireland, […]

RAFT researcher Dr Elena Garcia looking down Microscope

Blog: Why Keloids?

  -by Dr Stuart J. Brown When I first suggested the keloid research project at RAFT,  I also made the mistake of telling my brother-in-law, an A&E consultant, about my plans. “Keloids? Why would you want to bother with keloids?” was his (slightly disheartening) response. In fairness, A&E consultants don’t see many keloid sufferers. Keloids […]

Blog: Why Keloids?

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 […]

RAFT welcomes new PhD student