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Amyl Ghanem

Associate Professor, Department of Process Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering

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Exciting advances in biomedical engineering have saved and improved the lives of people in Canada and around the world.  We are currently on the threshold of dramatic medical advancements where in situ tissue repair and regeneration is a realistic goal.  The achievement of this goal is dependent on the availability of appropriate biomaterials, techniques for assessing biomaterial activity, and methods of processing these materials.


Amyl Ghanem, PhD
Email: amyl.ghanem@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-3225
Fax: 902-420-7639
Web: http://www.dal.ca/faculty/engineering/peas/faculty-staff/our-faculty/amyl-ghanem.html

Our Group

My laboratory works on a number of projects investigating the use of the biological polymer chitosan, as a tissue-regenerating matrix.


Development of chitosan-based biomaterials.
Pharmacokinetics of polymeric drug delivery agents.
Fast-curing biodegradable bone glues.


Selected Publications

Microencapsulation in genipin cross-linked gelatine-maltodextrin improves survival of Bifidobacterium adolescentis during exposure to in vitro gastrointestinal conditions. Borza AD, Annan NT, Moreau DL, Allan-Wojtas PM, Ghanem A, Rousseau D, Paulson AT, Hansen LT. J. Microencapsul. (2010) 27(5):387-99.
Development of bFGF-chitosan matrices and their interactions with human dermal fibroblast cells. Lefler A, Ghanem A. J. Biomater. Sci. Polym. Ed. (2009) 20(10):1335-51.

Fabrication and characterization of DTBP-crosslinked chitosan scaffolds for skin tissue engineering. Adekogbe I, Ghanem A. Biomaterials (2005) 26(35):7241-50.