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Daniel Boyd

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Oral Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering

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My research interests are focused on the development of therapeutic/regenerative biomaterials for clinical indications in areas of trauma, oncology, neurovascular interventions and hard tissue augmentation. To achieve these solutions we actively research within the test parameters of internationally recognized protocols to evaluate new biomaterials in terms of safety and efficacy.

Contact

Daniel Boyd, PhD
Email: d.boyd@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-6347
Web: http://www.miimgroup.com/

Our Group

Our research interests are focused on the development of glass based biomaterials for clinical indications in areas of trauma, oncology, neurovascular interventions and hard tissue augmentation. To achieve these solutions we actively research within the test parameters of internationally recognized protocols to evaluate new biomaterials in terms of safety and efficacy. In particular, emphasis is paid to composition-structure-property relationships of phosphate-free materials via the evaluation of mechanical properties (including fatigue performance of materials), in vitro evaluation of biological performance, as well as in vivo safety and efficacy. The research efforts of our laboratory are driven by clinical requirements and are conducted on an international basis with collaborators in the US, UK, and in the Republic of Ireland.

Projects

The treatment of uterine fibroids using novel glass-based embolic particulates; in a minimally invasive procedure to avoid hysterectomy.
The development of unique compositions of stimuli responsive biomaterials for the treatment of dental caries and will provide new materials for use in preventative Atraumatic Restorative Treatments (ART).
Development and evaluation of glass polyalkenoate cements for applications of minimally invasive spinal augmentation.
Biological Evaluation of a Novel Material for Minimally Invasive Augmentation of Vertebral Bodies.

 

Recent Publications

‘A novel glass polyalkenoate cement for fixation and stabilisation of the ribcage, post sternotomy surgery: An in-vitro study’ A. Alhalawani, D. Curran, B. Pingguan-Murphy, D. Boyd, M.R. Towler. Journal of Functional Biomaterials. Bibliographic Data Pending.
‘On the Mechanical Properties of Lead Borate Glasses’ A. Mohajerani, V. Martin, D. Boyd and J.W. Zwanziger. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 381, Pages 29-34. Published 2013.
‘Preliminary Investigation of the Dissolution Behavior, Cytocompatibility, Effects of Fibrinogen Conformation and Platelet Activation for Radiopaque Embolic Particles’ S. Kehoe, M.L. Tremblay, A. Coughlan, M.R. Towler, J.K. Rainey, R.J. Abraham, D. Boyd. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 89-113. Published July 2013.
‘Hydrogel/Bioactive Glass Composites for Bone Regeneration Applications: Synthesis and Characterization’ J.A. Killion, S. Kehoe, L.M. Geever, D.M. Devine, E. Sheehan, D. Boyd, C.L. Higginbotham. Materials Science and Engineering C, Volume 33, Pages 4203-4212. Published 2013.
‘Enhancement of bone consolidation in mandibular distraction osteogenesis: A contemporary review of experimental studies involving adjuvant therapies.’ P. Hong, M. Bezuhly, D. Boyd, S. Beyea. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Volume 66, Issue 7, Pages 883-895. Published 2013.
Novel adaptations to zinc-silicate glass polyalkenoate cements - The unexpected influences of germanium based glasses on handling characteristics and mechanical properties. B. Dickey, S. Kehoe, D. Boyd. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, Volume 23, Pages 8-21. Published April 2013.