Much of the food sold in our grocery stores are packaged to avoid that substances like oxygen get in contact with the food and decompose it. It is of great importance to know which parameters that decide the permeability of the material. Within the competence center SuMo BIOMATERIALS at Chalmers researchers are developing materials with optimized properties.
Resistant bacteria is a growing problem in the whole world. The reason is that antibiotics often is used more often than necessary. In infected wounds, especially chronic wounds which are common for patients with diseases such as diabetes where the blood circulation is poor, antibiotics is used.
SuMo Biomaterials is a VINN Excellence centre at Chalmers with 35 research groups, seven participating companies and the institute SP Food and Bioscience. The centre is funded equally by Vinnova, the industry and Chalmers. The mathematicians Alexei Heintz and Tobias Gebäck take part with a computer program for simulations of transport processes in different materials.
Michael Persson, Innovation Manager at AkzoNobel’s Pulp and Performance Chemicals business, has been appointed as chairman of the Board of SuMo Biomaterials.
Published: Thu 15 May 2014.
Modified: Thu 27 Apr 2017
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SuMo hosted the scientific conference Transport in nanostructured materials - design and characterisation in the beautiful seaside setting of Varbergs Kusthotell at the Westcoast of Sweden.
Mass transport and structure in soft biomaterials and the understanding of the intrinsic coupling between them is a challenging research area.
SuMo BIOMATERIALS is a research consortia between academia and industry with a clear focus on understanding and developing properties of soft biomaterials.