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

New heart valve aimed at high-risk patients

Apr 01, 2019

Researchers at UBC have created the first-ever nanocomposite biomaterial heart-valve developed to reduce or eliminate complications related to heart transplants.

Inexpensive biosensor provides instant and accurate results

Dec 05, 2018

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.

Role of boundary conditions in determining cell alignment in response to stretch

Aug 20, 2018

Mattia Bacca explores the alignment responses of cells subjected to cyclic stretch in 3D gels.

UBC researchers uncover new ways to reduce opioid abuse

Aug 03, 2018

New research at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Harvard Medical School and the University of Texas is exploring the role nanotechnologies can play to reduce opioid abuse.