Peer reviewed work from our group

Our most recent publications will be listed here, however you can see our full historical publication output here.



  • Short phosphate glass fiber – PLLA composite to promote bone mineralization
    July 1, 2019
    The clinical application of composites seeks to exploit the mechanical and chemical properties of materials which make up the composite, and in researching polymer composites for biomedical applications the aim is usually to enhance the bioactivity of the polymer, while maintaining the mechanical properties.





  • Collagen – poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels with tunable properties
    December 20, 2015
    Our colleague Amanda Barnes, now at the University of York, has recently published a paper demonstrating the incorporation of poly(NIPAM) into collagen hydrogels. The paper has just been accepted at Biomacromolecules. Abstract: There is a lack of hydrogel materials whose properties can be tuned at the point of use. Biological … Read more
  • Arginine-Glycine-Aspartic acid Functional Branched Semi-Interpenetrating Hydrogels
    August 10, 2015
    Announced today the Royal Society of Chemistry have accepted another manuscript by Richard Plenderleith, Chris Pateman, C Rodenburg, John Haycock, Fredereick Clayssens, Chris Sammon and Stephen Rimmer. Titled ‘Arginine-Glycine-Aspartic acid Functional Branched Semi-Interpenetrating Hydrogels’ it shows manufacturable cell-adhesive materials formed from semi-interpenetrating networks. Abstract: For the first time a series … Read more
  • The Use of Silicone Adhesives for Scar Reduction
    July 1, 2015
    Congratulations again to group members Simon Finnegan and Kathryn Murray, who have co-authored with Steven Percival, Ben Bleasdale and Sean Kelly an article on Silicone Adhesives to reduce scar reduction. Abstract: Significance: This article discusses the history and developments of silicone gel sheeting (SGS) scar therapy. Furthermore, we review a breadth of … Read more
  • Article: An Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Agent for Use in Wound Care
    June 5, 2015
    Congratulations to group member Simon Finnegan who has co-authored an article in the journal ‘Advances in Woundcare’ with Scapa Healthcare collaborator Steven Percival. The article ‘EDTA: An Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Agent for Use in Wound Care’ is available online ahead of its print date this November. Abstract: Significance: Methods employed for preventing … Read more


  • Antiseptics for treating infected wounds: Efficacy on biofilms and effect of pH
    August 27, 2014
    Simon Finnegan and Stephen Rimmer have contributed to a review article published in Critical Reviews in Microbiology today. The paper entitled ‘Antiseptics for treating infected wounds: Efficacy on biofilms and effect of pH’ discusses the critical role biofilms have in wound infection post treatment. Abstract: Biofilm recalcitrance is a persistent problem … Read more
  • Clinical and Antibiofilm Efficacy of Antimicrobial Hydrogels
    August 12, 2014
    A new paper has been accepted by the journal Advances in Woundcare, written by collaborator Stephen Percival, group member Simon Finnegan and Professor Stephen Rimmer. Abstract: Hydrogels have been shown to have a significant role to play in wound healing. Hydrogels are used to assist in the management of dry, sloughy, … Read more
  • Amine functional hydrogels as selective substrates for corneal epithelialization
    March 4, 2014
    Group member Enas Hassan has published a new paper in Acta Biomaterials entitled ‘Amine functional hydrogels as selective substrates for corneal epithelialization’. This paper comes from Enas Hassan and Stephen Rimmer through collaboration with Frederik Claeyssens and Sheila MacNeil. Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop a synthetic … Read more

Pre 2014

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