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Biomedical & Healthcare Membranes

Artificial Organs

The human life expectancy has improved steadily thanks to better healthcare and medical technology. However, complete replacement of failed organs remains to be a challenge and millions of patients worldwide are desperately awaiting organ transplant. Membrane technology has been widely applied to augment failed kidneys and lungs, but immune responses and undesired coagulation due to poor blood-material interaction hinders long-term usage of membranes.


The STEM Lab aims to develop and fabricate tailored membranes into artificial kidney, artificial lung, artificial liver, and artificial pancreas that can replace or augment natural organs. We seek to improve the life quality and well-being of patients by developing bio(hemo)compatible materials that can potentially replace failed organs without the need for organ transplant.  

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