‘Made-to-order’ biomaterial medicines behave like living things

guy2What might we achieve with materials that behave like living things? That’s the question driving biomaterials scientists, who investigate ways in which man-made substances might be influenced to imitate nature. The field holds special relevance for areas such as medical research.

Current projects include developing smart materials that can perform sophisticated functions, such as targeted drug delivery, tissue regeneration and self-assembly in the body. “We’re trying to create biomaterials that can interact with the surrounding tissues,” says Helena Azevedo, senior lecturer in biomedical engineering and biomaterials at Queen Mary University of London.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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