Professor Abhay Pandit

Professor Abhay Pandit

Scientific Director

Professor Pandit is the Director of the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM).

Professor Pandit’s research integrates material science and biological paradigms in developing solutions for chronic diseases. Professor Pandit has developed next generation reservoir delivery vehicles with high payload capacity, programmable degradation profiles and inbuilt gradients of physical, chemotropic and protective cues which facilitate spatiotemporal localised sustained delivery of multiple biomolecules to target injury mechanisms at the molecular and cellular levels. 

The biomaterial platforms have been validated to act as inductive templates for constructive remodelling and as templates for the induction of de novo functional, site-appropriate, tissue formation. These platforms have been developed for neural, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular clinical targets with numerous other targets currently under development.  

Professor Pandit has received numerous awards and distinctions. He was inducted as an International Fellow in Biomaterials Science and Engineering by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering and elected as a Fellow of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative International Society. He was also elected to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows in recognition of his outstanding contributions to establishing a national centre which will develop transformative device-based solutions to treat global chronic diseases.  He is the first Ireland-based academic to be bestowed with these honors. He has been an elected member on the Council for both the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society and European Society for Biomaterials Society. Professor Pandit has published more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals, filed numerous patent applications and has licensed four technologies to medical device companies.  In recognition of his track record in technology transfer Prof. Pandit secured the Academic/Emerging Medical technology Company of the Year – Silver Award for 2013 awarded by the Irish Medical Devices Association, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. Prof Pandit is an Executive Editorial Board of the Tissue Engineering journal, an Associate Editor of the Biomaterials journal. He has co-ordinated four EU grants to date and has generated research contracts from industry and government funding agencies totalling €90M.

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