The Ivanovski Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (iTEAM) research stream works at the forefront of innovation in regenerative medicine, restoring native oro-dental tissue form and function through the application of novel materials and manufacturing technologies to tissue engineering.

Research focus

Focus areas of this stream include the regeneration of periodontal tissues, the enhancement of horizontal and vertical bone augmentation in the oral region, the functionalisation of metallic dental implants, the application of immunomodulation to encourage healing, and the modulation of bacterial response through material modifications.

Within these research areas, functional approaches typically involve the development of novel biomaterials and tissue engineering scaffold strategies, preclinical testing, the advancement of additive manufacturing technologies, and the targeting of clinical translation.

The iTEAM research group has active collaborators in both a clinical and research setting, with ongoing projects with internal (UQ CCR, UQ FoM, TRI, AIBN), external (QUT IHBI, QUT CARF, Griffith MHIQ), and international universities, along with prominent industry partners (Geistlich Pharma/Biomaterials, Straumann Group).