Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tissue Engineering creation of new polymer scaffolds which guide new nerve growth VIDEO

Professor John Haycock takes an in-depth look at the problem of repairing peripheral nerve damage. Approximately 1 in 1000 people suffers serious nerve injuries due to road traffic or DIY accidents each year. Repairing this nerve damage surgically can be difficult as clean cuts are rare. The specialist team at Sheffield is overcoming this problem through the creation of new polymer scaffolds which guide new nerve growth, assist repair and provide an 'off the shelf' solution for surgeons.

Category: Science & Technology

Tags: Biomaterials, tissue engineering, cell cultures, nerve guides, nerve damage, polymer nanotechnology, medical device, repairing body parts, clean rooms, Healthcare, University of Sheffield, research, researchatsheffield, laboratories

License: Standard YouTube License

Professor John W Haycock, Dr J W Haycock BSc (Hons) PhD. Professor of Bioengineering. Director – Centre for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering. Associate Director – Kroto Research Institute

Address: The Kroto Research Institute, North Campus, University of Sheffield. Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ. Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5972, Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5943, Email:

John Haycock is a Professor in the Department Materials Science & Engineering, Associate Director of the Kroto Research Institute and Director of the Centre for Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering. He joined the department in 2001 from the Medical School at Sheffield University where he was a Research Fellow. He obtained his first degree and PhD in Biochemistry at Newcastle University and was a PDRA at Albany Medical College in New York. His research group is based in the Kroto Research Institute.

John is also Course Director for the B.Eng/M.Eng (Hons) Biomaterial Science Tissue Engineering degree programme and Admissions Tutor for the new B.Eng/M.Eng (Hons) Bioengineering degree programme at Sheffield, being launched in 2011.

Professor John W Haycock

VIDEO and IMAGE CREDIT: ResearchatSheffield

TEXT RESOURCE: Professor John W Haycock

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