Prof. Abhay Pandit

Director of the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM),



Abhay Pandit, PhD, Established Professor of Biomaterials at the National University of Ireland, Galway, is Director of the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), a multi-disciplinary academic-industry-clinician translational research centre. Prior to joining NUI Galway, Prof Pandit's research at The Kendall Company resulted in a patent and FDA approval for a commercial wound dressing. He has received FDA 510k approval for a hydrophilic wound dressing. He led the Biomaterials Research Group at Surgical Sealants, Inc. where he received IDE approval for a collagen-based vascular sealant. At NUI Galway, Prof Pandit has validated the efficacy of a fibrin scaffold to spatiotemporally deliver multiple biomolecules to reduce inflammation and enhance wound closure in a pre-clinical model of compromised diabetic wound healing. He has also demonstrated the efficacy of a cell seeded collagen scaffold to significantly enhance the percentage wound closure of full thickness cutaneous ulcers. He has published over 225 papers in peer reviewed journals. He is a Fellow of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative International Society and an International Fellow in Biomaterials Science and Engineering.  

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