Journal article

Increasing the Impact of Materials in and beyond Bio-Nano Science

Mattias Bjornmalm, Matthew Faria, Frank Caruso

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2016

Abstract

This is an exciting time for the field of bio-nano science: enormous progress has been made in recent years, especially in academic research, and materials developed and studied in this area are poised to make a substantial impact in real-world applications. Herein, we discuss ways to leverage the strengths of the field, current limitations, and valuable lessons learned from neighboring fields that can be adopted to accelerate scientific discovery and translational research in bio-nano science. We identify and discuss five interconnected topics: (i) the advantages of cumulative research; (ii) the necessity of aligning projects with research priorities; (iii) the value of transparent science;..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology


Awarded by ARC under the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted and funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (Project CE140100036), and supported by the ARC under the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme (FL120100030). We thank Alison E. Burke and Cassio Lynm for assistance with preparing the figure, and Edmund J. Crampin, Andrea O'Connor, and Stephen J. Kent for valuable discussions.