About the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials
Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials (CCMM) is part of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge and is directed by Professor Serena Best and Professor Ruth Cameron.
Existing medical implants are, in the main, merely tolerated by the surrounding tissue. CCMM’s research concerns the next generation of medical materials which interact therapeutically with the body, having bioactive structures which encourage the tissue’s natural function, as well as, for example, providing tailored mechanical support, or releasing drugs at a controlled rate. The group works within the fields of skeletal implants, medical prostheses and devices, drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, bioceramics and bioactive coatings and resorbable and stable polymers for implantation.
CCMM has many national and international collaborations with both academic and industrial partners.