In December 2020 we awarded a grant to Dr Sanjay Sinha (Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute) and Prof Molly Stevens (Imperial College London) to work together on developing an innovative material strategy to heal the heart. This follows on from some initial successful research carried out by the Stevens Group to develop cardiac patches.

This next phase of research will use the expertise of both groups in cardiac cell biology and biomaterials to develop pioneering new materials. If successful, this therapeutic approach will strengthen and support heart regeneration and is potentially a highly promising solution for the treatment of heart failure. We look forward to seeing the outcome of this research and the impact that it could have.