Dr. Roshan Yoganathan is a Project Manager and Scientist, Product and Process Development at the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine. Prior to this he was a Senior Postdoctoral researcher at the University of New South Wales (UNSW)(Sydney, Australia) and he also held a MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto (UofT). His scholarly route started with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at UofT, then a Masters and PhD in Biomedical Engineering, both at UNSW. The focus of much of his work has been on the use of biomaterials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, and is known to be an avid volleyball, badminton and basketball player.
Posts by: Roshan
. The work by Joe Landolina and Suneris Inc., highlighted by Stacey Johnson in her recent post, helps bring to the forefront the industry’s motivation to utilize “smart biomaterials”. The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine has been researching smart biomaterials that could be used to treat soldiers injured in the field. Photo: Flickr Commons…Read more
Only in the fictional land of Oz does water cause witches to melt. In the real world, water is essential to life and a valuable resource. Scientifically known as H2O, it is used to irrigate crops and even to enlarge/swell biomaterial gels (more on that later). As a biomaterials scientist, I’m particularly interested in the…Read more
I visited London at the end of August and was exposed to the Paralympics for the first time. One of the biggest stars of the London 2012 Paralympics was Oscar Pistorius, a 200m and 400m sprinter from South Africa with double, below-knee amputations. He received a great deal of media attention because he not…Read more
The last time I blogged here, I introduced the idea of using biomaterials to monitor and sense changes in various physiological environments. Having materials in the body that can do this allows for real-time feedback regarding changes in the body. The use of biosensors helps overcome the shortcomings of various disease-related diagnoses. For example, the…Read more
I’ve been working in the field of biomaterials for over five years now. A short period of time, but nevertheless I’ve noticed that the field has evolved considerably. Since the inception of “biologically compatible materials,” their capabilities, functionalities and uses have undergone multiple stages of change. There are distinct turning points when biomaterial research is…Read more