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

Newly developed 3D printed tissues could advance cancer research

Mar 05, 2018

Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus hope to make advances in tissue replacement and cancer research through a new technology that can produce living, 3D printed bio-tissues.

UBC engineers advance the capability of wearable tech

Feb 22, 2018

Creating the perfect wearable device to monitor muscle movement, heart rate and other tiny bio-signals without breaking the bank has inspired scientists to look for a simpler and more affordable tool.

New sensor could change the way liquids are measured and monitored on a micro-scale

Feb 14, 2018

A new micro, non-contact flow sensor uses microfluidics and microwave electronics to sense flow.

UBC wearable technology could change the way Olympic athletes train

Jan 24, 2018

Going for the gold is what the Olympics is all about and three UBC entrepreneurs are working to help athletes get closer to the podium.