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1. Introduction
Biomaterial science have been growing since the past half century which is based on medicine, biology, chemistry, tissue engineering and materials science. In addition to this, nanotechnology, fountain of the 21st century technology, is leading the revolution of medicine by creating the field of nanomedicine combined with the biomaterial science.
Nanobiomaterials team conducts cutting-edge research on the fabrication and functionalization of various robots using biomaterials at the micro/nano level. We have many interdisciplinary skills about nanotechnology, biotechnology and material science. The members are consist of advanced chemical engineering (semiconductor device, biochemical materials), particle physics, mechanical engineering (bio actuator, nanoparticle, soft robot) experts so that it is possible to approach variety up-to-date techniques from fabrication to functionalization.
2. Research issues
The research topics of nanobiomaterials team are fabrication of the nanoparticles, hydrogels, drug delivery system with functionalization, stimuli-induced drug release, chemical analysis and verification of the robot and development of microfluidics channels and bio-actuators. We mainly deal with biocompatible and biodegradable materials for making robots which are allows that robots to be injected into the body and not be toxic. Concerning for microfluidics channel, we make small biochip, the test flatforms or the fabrication devices of microrobots.
3. Current projects
We are participating two national projects, which title is ‘Externally Actuatable Nanorobot System for Precise Targeting and Controlled Releasing of Drugs’ and ‘Development and commercialization of cartilage regeneration substitutes using microscaffold targeting technology’. The former is a first national project about nanorobot for the cancer disease in Korea. The aim of this project is to develop remote controlled nanorobot and the system for steering robots and triggering drugs in the robots. The latter is a commercialization project on how to carry regenerative cells into the cartilage.

[ Externally Actuatable Nanorobot System for Precise Targeting and Controlled Releasing of Drugs ]

[ Development and commercialization of cartilage regeneration substitutes using microscaffold targeting technology ]
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