• researcher examining the parts of an artificial hip
    Orthopedic joints haven't changed much in 50 years. We are developing models & fabrication methods that are more durable, stable, and wear-resistant. Image: Dartmouth College.
  • Students learn to use the biaxial cruciform machine at the UNH Olson Center.
    We are also working to improve sheet metal implants for trauma repair. Here, students learn to use the biaxial cruciform machine at the UNH Olson Center. Image: Liz Mamros.
  • Prof John Tsavalas and grad student Yung-Chun Lin at the whiteboard.
    Tissue engineering is a major research thrust, with research teams at UNH, Dartmouth, and Keene State College. Image: Ali Asghar.
  • Prof Kat Mirica and grad student Michael Ko in their research lab.
    We are also focused on the research needed to create biosensors that will transform health care. Image: Kathryn Lapierre.



The goal of this retreat is to begin to catalyze new connections to sustain research and workforce development activities in biomaterials and biomanufacturing in New Hampshire and beyond. Read more


A durable copper-based coating developed by NH BioMade researchers at Dartmouth College can be precisely integrated into fabrics to create responsive and reusable materials such as protective equipment, environmental sensors, and smart filters. Read more

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NH Biomaterials & Biomanufacturing Research Futures Retreat

We are bringing together higher education faculty and post-docs to catalyze new connections to sustain research and workforce development activities in biomaterials and biomanufacturing in New Hampshire. March 17, 2023 at Manchester Community College!

Nataliia Vereshchuk & Aileen Eagleton at work in the Mirica lab


Dartmouth College researchers have developed a novel method for making electronic textiles using a durable copper-based coating that can be integrated into the fabric. These textiles react to harmful gases in the air and transform them into less toxic substances that become embedded into the fabric. This research is partially supported by NH BioMade. See the video!

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February 17: Join Nanopath founders, Dr. Alison Burklund and Dr. Amogha Tadimety, to learn about their path from research students to entrepreneurs. The will lead our discussion of "Research to Market: Biosensing Breakthrough in Women’s Health" Join us! 

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NH BioMade, a five-year $20 million EPSCoR project funded by the National Science Foundation, will advance the rapidly growing New Hampshire biomaterials industry through knowledge generation, academic-industrial research partnerships, and workforce development. Addressing opportunities identified in the 2016 NH University Research and Industry Plan, this new grant will be used to develop innovative approaches for design and manufacturing of biomaterials, such as those used in implants and tissue engineering, which hold the potential to save lives and improve overall quality of life for patients.

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