We are proud to announce that Ben Ouyang has won Canada’s Got (Science) Talent Sunnybrook Prize 2012 and a handsome $10,000 prize!
Ben would also like to give credit to his mentor Maria Pereira, who was the original creator of the material and was ‘a fantastic mentor for [him] during [his] stay at the Karplab’.
Congratulations Ben and Maria!
Poly(glycerol sebacate) urethane (PGSU) is a highly tunable biocompatible and multifunctional biodegradable elastomer. Mechanically, it can be adjusted to be as soft as a small blood vessel or as stiff as cartilage, thus allowing for applications to various soft tissues. Given its mild curing conditions, we can incorporate a wide range of drugs and have devised multiple techniques to modulate the release.
[Original paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23239051]