We are proud to announce that Dr Sigen A was awarded an SFI Industrial Fellowship in association with Blafar Ltd. to develop and support industry-academia research partnerships.
In this SFI Industrial Fellowship Project, Dr Sigen A will collaborate with industry partner Blafar Ltd. to develop and commercialize UV cross-linkable hyperbranched poly(β-amino esters) modified with dopamine as a new generation of safety-enhanced tissue adhesives for high-efficiency sternum bonding.
Blafar Ltd. will greatly benefit from this high value and in-depth research closely aligned with the company’s strategic interests.
We are pleased to announce that Melissa Johnson was awarded an Irish Research Council (IRC) Enterprise Partnership Scheme 2020 Postgraduate Scholarship in collaboration with Blafar Ltd and Charles Institute of Dermatology, University College Dublin.
The research project will focus on the development of injectable and tuneable extracellular matrix derived hydrogels as a stem cell delivery niche for wound healing application.
Blafar Ltd. is proud to maintain academic partnerships and support the advancement of high impact research for biopolymer products.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Irene Lara- Sáez was awarded SFI industrial fellowship which will be hosted by Blafar Ltd. to enhance industry-academia collaborations.
Dr Lara-Sáez has developed expertise in designing novel approaches to introduce nucleic acids into cells and tissues to treat genetic skin diseases within Prof Wenxin Wang’s group in the Charles Institute at UCD during the last 3 years as a post-doctoral researcher. In this one-year SFI Industrial Fellowship project, Dr Lara- Sáez will work with Blafar Ltd., a biopolymer specialized SME, to develop a polymeric carrier to introduce a CRISPR editing system into cells and tissues in a safe and efficient manner for repairing the disease-causing mutations and the restoration of normal functioning type VII collagen for Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB).