Functional polymers can be easily tailored for their interaction with living organismes. In our Group, we have worked during the last 15 years in the development of this kind of polymeric materials with different funcionalities, high biocompatibility and in different forms. In this talk, we will describe the synthesis of thermosensitive thin films that can be used to prevent biofilm formation in medical devices, the preparation of biodegradable polymers specially designed for vectors for gene transfection and a new familliy of zwitterionic polymers that are able to cross intestine mucouse for oral delivery applications. The relationship between structure-functionality- applications will be discussed for every example.
Biography: Salvador Borrós, Phd in Chemical Engineering, Institut Químic de Sarrià, Barcelona. Materials and Biomaterials Science Full Professor at University Ramon Llull in Barcelona. His research is focused on the application of polymeric materials for different applications, mainly related with biomedical uses. He has founded several startups and published more that 150 papers in peer review journals. Currently is the head of the Bioengineering Department at University Ramon Llull.