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Biomaterials Research

Please find below a listing of the types of research that we are currently involved in. For further information regarding biomaterials research opportunities, please email petemurr@nova.edu or cgarciag@nova.edu.

Biomaterials Development

  • Microtensile fracture strength testing
  • Profilometer fracture mode testing
  • Fatigue, thermocycling and load testing
  • Scanning electron microscope evaluation
  • Leakage testing
  • Hybrid layer evaluation
  • Remineralization and demineralization studies
  • ColorEye and Gloss analysis

Clinical Testing

  • Whitening kits
  • Restorative materials
  • Endodontic materials
  • Periodontal therapies
  • Prosthodontic devices
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Adhesives
  • Disinfectants
  • Analgesics
  • Drugs
  • Lasers
  • Dental instruments and devices
  • Toothbrushes (manual or power)
  • Ortho appliances/devices
  • Dental floss

Toothbrushing

  • Dentifrice testing
  • Abrasion testing
  • Wear testing
  • Clinical testing

Biocompatibility Testing

  • Drugs and biomaterials
  • In vitro cytotoxicity
  • In vivo biocompatibility
  • Histological assessment

Molecular Assays

  • Protein/Gene activation
  • PCR
  • Gene silencing
  • Gene isolation
  • Molecular pathway elucidation
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