Dr Edward Ren

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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow


    Biomaterials, nanocomposites, additive manufacturing, melt-electrowrting, tissue engineering, tissue culture, microscopy, micro-computed tomography, histology

    Current Research:

    Pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence affect millions of women. Commercial polypropylene (PP) mesh used to be the treatment option for these problems. However, the PP mesh caused many issues such as erosion into vagina and bacterial infections and the risk of PP mesh implantation has outweighed its benefit. In Australia, surgery involving mesh placed through the vagina has almost entirely ceased, leaving a huge gap between the number of women who need good treatment options and viable therapeutics. My research aims to bridge the gap by fabricating viable pelvic mesh with biodegradable polymers via melt-electrowriting. These mesh will be enabled with anti-bacterial properties to help reduce the risk of infection.


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