The D’Sa laboratory aims to establish a platform of polymeric antimicrobial biomaterials using bioinspired active agents to treat multidrug resistant infections.  In our lab, we aim to gain a fundamental understanding of these antimicrobials and create biomaterials-based vehicles/surfaces for the controlled and sustained delivery for a variety of applications.  Research areas include: (1) the development of nitric oxide (NO) releasing surfaces and therapeutics (2) encapsulation/immobilisation of antimicrobial peptides (3) development of nanomaterials for infection control in water systems. Currently our NO platform technology is the most advanced and has demonstrated potential for treatment of ocular, dermal and orthopaedic infections.

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