Zhidao (Dao) Xia is a Senior Lecturer of Regenerative Medicine in Swansea University Medical School.
Dao’s research interests focus on skeletal tissue regeneration, mainly bone and cartilage using biomaterials, stem cells and controlled drug/growth factor delivery.
He is specialised in developing biodegradable materials and studying the mechanism of biodegradation and the interface between biomaterials and the host tissue.
His interests extend to the study of adverse tissue reaction and clinical complications of medical implants and the development of better biocompatible biomaterials.
Dao is also working on translational research. He is collaborating closely with industries to commercialise a patent pending 3-D printed biodegradable bone graft substitute.