Gaétan Laroche is a professor at the Department of Materials Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Laval University. He is a member of the Centre de Recherche sur les Matériaux Avancés (CERMA) at Laval University and of Quebec Center on Advanced Materials (QCAM). His research focuses on the surface modification of biomedical materials to improve their biocompatibility. Dr. Laroche is internationally renowned for his work on surface modification of materials that make use of the use of gaseous plasmas. More specifically, he is developing surface modification strategies for vascular and orthopedic biomaterials to improve their biocompatibility. Dr. Laroche was awarded the title of Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) from the International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering. Engaged both academically and scientifically, Dr. Laroche sat on several scientific research evaluation committees and was a member of the executive committee responsible for organizing the prestigious World Biomaterials Congress held in Montreal in May 2016. He was also awarded the joint prize given by the Club des Ambassadeurs of the Palais des congrès de Montréal and the Fonds de recherche du Québec and was chosen as the personality of the week by Le Soleil / Radio-Canada.

Towards materials with better blood compatibility
Today, cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world, killing 17 million people a year. For about 1.5 million patients, the best solution is to use a vascular substitute to replace obstructed blood vessels. In this context, Dr. Laroche’s team seeks to develop surface modification strategies for synthetic materials to allow better integration with the physiological medium.

Fighting against infection of orthopedic prostheses infection
Infection is one of the main problems when implanting orthopedic prostheses. The modification of the chemical composition of orthopedic materials makes it possible to improve their interactions with cells of the human body and to actively combat any bacterial colonization.

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Amri A, Laroche G, Chakfe N, Heim F

Fibrous composite material for textile heart valve design: in vitro assessment.

Journal Article

Biomed Tech (Berl), 63 (3), pp. 221-230, 2018, ISSN: 0013-5585.

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Bilem I, Plawinski L, Chevallier P, Ayela C, Sone ED, Laroche G, Durrieu MC

The spatial patterning of RGD and BMP-2 mimetic peptides at the subcellular scale modulates human mesenchymal stem cells osteogenesis.

Journal Article

J Biomed Mater Res A, 106 (4), pp. 959-970, 2018, ISSN: 1549-3296.

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Le QC, Lefevre T, C-Gaudreault R, Laroche G, Auger M

Transdermal diffusion, spatial distribution and physical state of a potential anticancer drug in mouse skin as studied by diffusion and spectroscopic techniques

Journal Article

Biomed Spectrosc Imaging, 7 (1-2), pp. 47-61, 2018, ISSN: 2212-8794.

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Anooshehpoura F, Turgeon S, Cloutier M, Mantovani D, Laroche G

Optical emission spectroscopy as a process-monitoring tool in plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition of amorphous carbon coatings - multivariate statistical modelling

Journal Article

Thin Solid Films, 649 , pp. 106-114, 2018, ISSN: 0040-6090.

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Vallade J, Turgeon S, Laroche G

Partial Least-Squares Regression as a Tool To Predict Fluoropolymer Surface Modification by Dielectric Barrier Discharge in a Corona Process Configuration in a Nitrogen-Organic Gaseous Precursor Environment

Journal Article

Ind Eng Chem Res, 57 (22), pp. 7476-7485, 2018, ISSN: 0888-5885.

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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche sur les matériaux avancés, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-06-01 to 2020-04-30
  • Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - CHU de Québec-Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Characterization of an industrial plasma process to treat fluoropolymers and polyethylene terephthalate for the solar energy industry, Partenariat, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions de recherche et développement coopérative (RDC), from 2018-01-01 to 2022-12-31
  • Development of an intraosseous transcutaneous orthopaedic implant (ITAP) resistant to bacteria infections through the combination of passive and active strategies, Partenariat, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions de recherche et développement coopérative (RDC), from 2016-08-01 to 2021-07-31
  • Endothelial progenitor cell adhesion to biomimetic vascular substitutes, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement : Concours transitoire de subvention de fonctionnement : 2014-2015, from 2015-07-01 to 2020-06-30
  • Fusion /Centre Québécois sur les Matériaux Fonctionnels (CQMF/QCAM), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, Regroupements stratégiques, from 2017-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Modification and characterisation or surfaces and plasma processes for biotechnological applications, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions à la découverte SD (individuelles et d'équipe), from 2016-04-01 to 2021-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • 3D printing of topographic features on dental implant surfaces to promote osseointegration, Partenariat, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Programme de subvention d'engagement partenarial (SEP), from 2017-09-01 to 2018-03-31
  • Centre québécois sur les matériaux fonctionnels 2012 (CQMF-2012), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, Regroupements stratégiques, from 2011-04-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Confocal microscope for materials characterization, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions d'outils et d'instruments de recherche (OIR), from 2016-03-31 to 2017-03-30
  • Contribution de la FSG projet NSERC CREATE Program on Regenerative Medicine (ancier DP098927), Subvention, Université Laval - Soutien à la recherche, from 2015-04-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Development of smart glass materials: surface engineering of anti-fog and self-cleaning glass using dielectric barrier discharge plasmas at atmospheric pressure, Partenariat, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions de recherche et développement coopérative (RDC), from 2014-01-01 to 2017-12-31
  • Développement de matériaux intelligents pour le verre : couches antibuée et autonettoyantes déposées par plasmas à la pression atmosphérique, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, Fonds général de recherche du CRSNG, from 2015-04-01 to 2017-12-31
  • Développement de matériaux intelligents pour le verre : couches antibuée et autonettoyantes déposées par plasmas à la pression atmosphérique, Subvention, Prima Québec, from 2015-01-01 to 2017-12-31
  • High-Resolution Atomic Force Microscope for Materials and Surfaces Characterization, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions d'outils et d'instruments de recherche (OIR), from 2017-03-31 to 2018-03-30
  • Installation majeure centrale de Nano4Laval (IMC N4L), Subvention, NanoQuébec, Programme de financement des installations majeures centrales de recherche (IMC) 2007-2013, from 2007-10-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Lecteur de plaques, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2015-06-11 to 2016-06-10
  • Microscope électronique à balayage, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2015-06-11 to 2016-06-10
  • NSERC CREATE Program on Regenerative Medicine, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Programme de formation orientée vers la nouveauté, la collaboration et l'expérience en recherche (FONCER), from 2011-04-01 to 2017-03-31
  • Plasma-assisted Laser Deposition for Advanced Surfaces and Innovative Materials, Subvention, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie Canada, Subventions d'outils et d'instruments de recherche (OIR), from 2017-03-31 to 2018-03-31
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