The division of Bioformulation and Biomaterials focuses on research and development of biomaterials-related process and engineering. The division aims to address the key technical problems of the molecular preparation, assembly/formulation, and large-scale preparation of biomaterials, to achieve the whole chain in the preparation process of biomaterials, and to eventually screen out the high application value of biomaterials and realize industrial conversion. The members in this division have made good efforts for extraction and separation, controlled degradation and modification, as well as assembly and formulation process.
Based on the discovery at molecular level and the breakthrough in the manufacturing process, great successes have been made in the application of biological drug, tissue engineering, drug carrier, vaccine adjuvant, functional food, and pesticide, which are playing important roles in human health and food safety.
In 2020, the division made new breakthroughs in basic research, and published 105 papers in peer-reviewed leading SCI journals of Nat. Rev. Chem.、Nat. Commun.、Sci. Adv.、Adv. Mater.、Acc. Chem. Res., etc., which 11 papers’ IF > 20. The division members have undertaken more than 70 projects, including Major R&D project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, NSFC innovation research group project, and so forth. In the face of COVID-19 outbreak, they made rapid deployment and achieved great breakthroughs. Two novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) test kits were developed, and were donated to Wuhan hospitals and Iran. Portion of the virus detectors and protection products entered the stage of transformation and evolution. The division also engaged in positive international cooperation and the growth of young talents was remarkable.
Fig.1 Schematic illustration of alum-stabilized Pickering emulsion (PAPE) strategy (Left); the article was selected as the cover of Advanced Materials journal (Right).
Fig. 2 Strategy of using self-healing microcapsules to modulate immunization microenvironments for cancer vaccination.
Fig. 3 The potential mechanism of nanoscavenging.