Biocompatible materials

The Arno Lab is interested in the design and synthesis of novel biocompatible and biodegradable polymeric materials which structure can be tailored towards a desired application. We use a wide range of polymer synthesis methods to access water-soluble polymers which can undergo further post-polymerisation functionalisation. We develop and use click chemistry approaches to allow for bio-orthogonal and selective functionalisation in a biologically relevant environment. Moreover, we have an interest in embedding functionality (such as targeting ligands, drugs, biomimetic agents) within the polymeric scaffold to maximise their function and targeting them to the site of action in vivo.