Nanocoatings for Biomaterials and Sensors

CPI is working with the Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) at Northumbria University to strengthen the North East's biocompatible materials and nano-coating capabilities. Advances in biocompatibility will enable further innovation of medical tools and devices such as implanted medical devices and improved surgical instruments.

Establishment of a Closed Field Magnetron Sputtering Facility

The aim of the project is to install and establish state-of-the-art Closed Field Magnetron Sputtering Technology facilities at Northumbria University for producing nano-structured coatings.

Applications for the Closed Field Magnetron Sputtering Facility

Improving surgical instruments, smart coatings, implanted intelligent medical sensors, nano-porous coatings for drug delivery and structured coatings for bone and connective tissue scaffolds are just a few examples of applications that need further development before they reach the stage of market readiness. Optimising and tailoring the interaction between biological, organic and inorganic materials will be essential in the realisation of such medical devices and instruments.

Aims for the Closed Field Magnetron Sputtering Facility

The Closed Field Magnetron Sputtering Technology facilities, at Northumbria University, will assist AMRI, collaborating partners and the North East to compete globally in the development of new biocompatible coating technologies. Through acquisition of the facilities AMRI aims to:

  • Generate a reference set of biocompatible coatings on a broad range of devices and substrate materials
  • Build capabilities to predict coating behaviour by gaining a thorough knowledge of their nano/microstructures and composition profiles
  • Establish further collaborative work programmes for specific applications

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by CPI.

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