Anamad is a start-up company that will develop laboratory technologies into useful products, we are two Scientists;


Prof Sergey Mikhalovsky, PhD in Chemistry, was the originator and head of the University of Brighton Biomaterials and Medical Devices research group for more than 10 years. He has outstanding experience in managing large national and international research projects, mainly in the area of biomaterials and medical devices, with total funding in excess of £10 mln. Through these projects our team has developed novel polymer cryogel based materials.


Dr. Matthew Illsley, PhD in biomaterials and stem cell biology, has nearly 20 years research experience, a Marie Curie Research Fellow, he has worked on projects funded by the BBSRC, DTi, TSB, Innovate, Ministry of Defence, RAeng, Interreg 2seas and EU FP6 & 7. These projects have mainly been focused on the development of new polymeric and composite materials, and transferring these laboratory based technologies to industry. Responsible for the direction, design and execution of the experimental work he has used his expertise to design and small scale manufacture many materials for wound dressings, skin regeneration scaffolds as well as environmental applications.

His ingenuity has led to the development of novel and original methods for designing composite wound dressings which have demonstrated superior performance in the treatment of thermal and chemical burns versus the best treatments currently available on the market. Prior to starting his academic career he gained extensive experience working in the clinical and industrial environments.


In combination the pair have extensive knowledge of cryogelation mechanisms, nanoparticles, crosslinking of hydrogels, high flow rate materials applications, water treatment, developing and testing biomaterials, wound dressings, and regenerative materials.