Tan, Zhengchu

Research Associate

Imperial College London, UK

Mechanical Engineering

I am developing a brain tissue phantom as a mechanically accurate tool for the in-vitro testing of novel neurosurgical drug delivery tool designs. I am also advancing the application of this high fidelity tissue mimicking material towards surgical training, tissue engineering, mechanobiology and traumatic brain injury studies. 

Existing collaborations relevant to drug delivery

EDEN2020: Enhanced Delivery Ecosystem for Neurosurgery

Publications relevant to drug delivery

Z. Tan, D. Dini, F. Rodriguez y Baena, A.E. Forte (2018) Composite hydrogel: A high fidelity soft tissue mimic for surgery, Materials & Design. 160, 886–894, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2018.10.018.

Z. Tan, C. Parisi, L. Di Silvio, D. Dini, A.E. Forte (2017) Cryogenic 3D Printing of Super Soft Hydrogels, Scientific Reports. 7, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16668-9.

A. Leibinger, A.E. Forte, Z. Tan, M.J. Oldfield, F. Beyrau, D. Dini, F. Rodriguez y Baena (2016) Soft Tissue Phantoms for Realistic Needle Insertion: A Comparative Study, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 44, doi:10.1007/s10439-015-1523-0. 

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