Biomedical and Biological Materials and Manufacturing (BBMM) Cluster

The biomedical and biological materials and manufacturing (BBMM) pillar primarily conducts research in the following areas: cardiovascular engineering and biotechnology, design and manufacturing of the next generation of prosthetic heart valves and other medical devices, hemodynamics and computational fluid dynamics, surgical simulation and bio-robotics/Bio MEMs/NEMs.

An ear sample printed by the gelatin-based hydrogel using a stereolithography 3D bioprinting system (courtesy of Dr. Keekyoung Kim).

Mechanics of Atherosclerosis (courtesy of Dr. Hadi Mohammadi).


Dr. Adriano Manso
Associate Professor
Faculty of Dentistry
Vancouver Campus

Dr. Sepideh Pakpour
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering
Okanagan Campus

Cluster News

MMRI members receive HIFI Awards

Dec 16, 2022

HIFI Awards enable interdisciplinary groups of health researchers to undertake innovative activities that have the potential to create change.

UBC Okanagan researches health benefits of levitating blood

Mar 25, 2020

Floating human plasma helps researchers detect diseases like opioid addiction.

New device encases delicate cells into protective microgels

May 08, 2019

A new study from researchers at UBC Okanagan takes a big step towards making a device that can encapsulate cells much faster, cheaper and more effective.

‘Seeing the light’ behind radiation therapy

Researchers have developed a system they say may improve the ability to maximize radiation doses to cancer tissues while minimizing exposure to healthy ones.