Preparations, properties, and applications of new hydrogels

Grant number: LP0348857


This project aims to develop a new polymeric matrix system for improved biological separations such as fibrinogen, DNA and RNA. These new hydrogels and membranes will not only be capable of separating biomacromolecules, not possible within the existing systems, but will also develop a new size exclusion type separation system for electrophoresis. The success of the project will have a significant impact in the biotechnology industry. Particularly, it will provide efficient methodologies to fractionate a number of important blood products and strengthen Australian's leading role in this field.

University of Melbourne Researchers