A major goal in materials engineering is the development of functionalized materials for use in diverse applications, including tissue engineering, biosensing, drug delivery, and photonics. To realize the potential of this exciting field Bondwell Technologies is developing novel materials with a broad range of structural, mechanical and functional properties optimized for each application.
Furthermore, embedding active biomolecules - often proteins - that are capable of functioning with unparalleled affinity and specificity has the potential to create bioactive materials to enable a broad range of applications.
Materials embedded with EGFP and
mCherry fluorescent proteins.
Bondwell Technologies’ material has the potential to meet the specific mechanical properties, functional characteristics, and degradation rate requirements of many applications across multiple markets. Analysis through the NSF I-Corps program, however, guided us to focus our development on those for applications in bioprocessing and drug manufacturing.