Sweden

 

Lead scientist

Jöns Hilborn (Department of Chemistry)

Expertise

Uppsala University has today more than 40.000 students, has hosted 8 Nobel Laureates through the years and is ranked as No. 21 in Europe. It holds its strength in the life science area within an environment of pharmaceutical and medical device industry. In the 2010 Center for Higher Education ranking of the top Masters and Doctoral education in Europe (Identifying the Best: The CHE Excellence Ranking 2010) Uppsala was ranked No 1 in biology and No 2 in chemistry.

The Polymer Chemistry Laboratory research unit at the Department of Materials Chemistry, at Uppsala University has significant expertise and full infrastructure for the development of new implantable materials. Research focuses on the development of materials for growth factor delivery for tissue regeneration, protein, drug and gene delivery as well as the synthesis of biodegradable polymers assembly for controlled structured materials and evaluation of functional properties for in vivo use. This includes synthesis, characterization, cell culture, protein lab, direct access to small and large animal facilities and access to patients in two major hospitals