miRaColl - A Collagen-Based Scaffold for Cartilage Repair  front page preview

miRaColl - A Collagen-Based Scaffold for Cartilage Repair

miRaColl is a novel, miRNA-eluting collagen-based scaffold with applications in regenerative medicine. A proprietary process developed at RCSI enables the production of reliable, shelf-stable, biocompatible scaffolds con...

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Star Polypeptides A New Class of Polymer front page preview

Star Polypeptides A New Class of Polymer

Star-polymers are a new class of polymer architecture which consist of linear arms radiating from a central core. Novel Star-polypeptides discovered at RCSI have been demonstrated to have superior transfection and delive...

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Engineered Materials from Recycled Plastics  front page preview

Engineered Materials from Recycled Plastics

Researchers from the Irish Composites Centre in UL (IComp) have developed a new, technology to repurpose recycled or virgin plastic (e.g. PET) into a self-reinforced polymer composite material suitable for a range of new...

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Bioactive Compositions That Boost Probiotic Establishment front page preview

Bioactive Compositions That Boost Probiotic Establishment

A range of bioactive compositions from bovine colostrum and milk that increase the attachment of probiotic bacteria (Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus) to intestinal cells by over 40-fold compared to untreated cells. As att...

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Advanced Wound Care Enabled by Plasma Medicine front page preview

Advanced Wound Care Enabled by Plasma Medicine

Use of cold atmospheric plasmas in wound care in order to achieve a substantial increase (> 6 fold) in the rate of wound healing.

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