AME provides a centre of research and knowledge transfer excellence for the development of advanced polymer materials for high added value products, targeted particularly for medical and biomedical products, and sustainable materials technology ('resource efficiency'), for overall impact in human health and wellbeing. Typical medical/ biomedical products include bioresorbable or non-resorbable orthopaedic components for joint repair or replacement, stents for vascular repair, spinal braces, structured films for wound dressing, precision tubing, medical devices and components, and medical packaging.
Novel materials or composites, including bioresorbable and non-resorbable shape memory materials are also important high-added value products. These may eventually include active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Sustainable material products include novel acoustic materials made from recycled polymers, and smart incorporation of recyclates into conventional products for lower carbon footprint.