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Scientific consultancy and research project partner

Gelatin cryogel for tissue regeneration

About Dalgain Biomedical


Formed in 2021, Dalgain Biomedical Ltd is a micro SME for consultancy and collaborative research.

Dr Iain Allan, Director


I am an experienced microbiologist with a special interest in novel biomaterials. My academic research has focused on developing and evaluating dressing materials intended for wound management. These have included a colour-changing, infection-indicating material, a light-activated antimicrobial film, and wound-odour adsorbing forms. I have considerable experience in producing tissue regeneration matrices intended for the repair of damaged skin. I have developed cell culture methods combined with confocal laser scanning microscopy to quantify and characterise cellular infiltration of these materials. I also have expertise in antimicrobial agent evaluation and developing composite materials for bacteriophage-delivery.


I have a PhD in antimicrobial biomaterials from University College London, and an honours degree in microbiology from the University of Glasgow. The majority of my post-doctoral research was at the University of Brighton, where I led several successful international research projects.


As lead author and Principal Investigator, I have been awarded funding with a combined value of £4.39 million.

For my most recent project as scientific lead, please see

In my new role as scientific consultant and project partner through Dalgain Biomedical, I will bring extensive experience in leading and participating in collaborative projects and provide cutting edge expertise and innovative thinking in the field of biomedical research. 

If you would like to enlist the services of Dalgain Biomedical Ltd, either for consultancy advice or as a partner in collaborative research, please get in touch via the link below.

Top image - Confocal microscopy image of a gelatin cryogel for dermal tissue regeneration. 

Bottom image - Confocal microscopy image of a myofibroblast cell with alpha smooth muscle actin fibres (red) and nucleus (blue).

Website images by Dr Iain Allan, with kind permission from the University of Brighton.

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