Biomaterials and Bioengineering Laboratory
CITSAM Centro de Investigación Traslacional San Alberto Magno
UCV Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir
The UCV Biomaterials and Bioengineering Lab is led by Prof. Dr. Ángel Serrano-Aroca. The team is composed of young researchers who are specialized in interdisciplinary disciplines such as Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Nanobiotechnology, Bioreactors and Microbiology. Thus, the main research line of the group consists of making use of new technological advances such as 3D printing and materials with unique properties such as graphene and its derivatives, to develop new advanced materials with biomedical and antimicrobial applications. The latest research results obtained by the group predict a very promising future because they have developed new antimicrobial biodegradable materials reinforced with carbon nanomaterials that possess excellent physical and biological properties such as antibacterial and antiviral activity. All these new properties render these advanced biomaterials very promising for a broad range of biomedical and bioengineering applications such as infection prevention equipment, wound healing and tissue engineering. The research group has authored 5 patents and more than 100 publications, including papers in major journals such as ACS Nano, Nature Communications, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, Additive Manufacturing, etc. In the current pandemics, the research group has developed cutting-edge face shields and face masks that are capable of inactivating SARS-CoV-2 in seconds and multidrug-resistant bacteria. These FFCOVID MASKS are currently produced by Visor Medical S.L. Furthermore, the BBlab has produced a bio-based antimicrobial lipstick and led a high-impact publication in the prestigious ACS Nano journal that demonstrates that carbon nanomaterials constitute a promising alternative family of compounds to combat COVID-19.