Filiaggi, Mark

Phone: (902) 494-7102

Email: Filiaggi@Dal.Ca

Department Chair / Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Oral Sciences

Academic Credentials:
BScEng (Penn), MASc (Toronto), PhD (Toronto)
Professional Appointments:
Cross-Appointment, School of Biomedical Engineering
Cross-Appointment, Department of Radiology



Research Interests:

My core research program focuses primarily on biomaterials and implants, with an emphasis on novel calcium phosphate processing approaches that facilitate localized delivery of therapeutic agents, and on surface modification strategies to enhance the osteopromotive and antimicrobial properties of metallic implants. For these studies I maintain active collaborations with both the basic science (Chemistry, Physics) and clinical (orthopaedics, intervention radiology) communities. These interests have been complemented by my involvement in provincially-based population health studies focused on oral health assessments and links to the overall health and well being of potentially marginalized or underserved populations.

Research Projects:

Comprehensive Study of Inorganic Polyphosphates for Biomedical Engineering Applications
Funding Agency:NSERC Discovery
Start Date:2016End Date:2021
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Developing Resorbable and Drug Eluting Embolization Microspheres
Funding Agency:NSERC Engage
Start Date:2016End Date:2017
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Commercialization of Polyphosphate Glass Microspheres
Funding Agency:Innovacorp
Start Date:2017End Date:2018
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
In vivo biocompatibility assessment of a calcium phosphate-based embolic system
Funding Agency:Faculty of Dentistry
Start Date:2014End Date:2015
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
New strategies for improving the cohesiveness of calcium polyphosphate as a liquid embolic agent
Funding Agency:Faculty of Dentistry
Start Date:2014End Date:2015
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators:E Valliant
Calcium Polyphosphate-based beads - Controlled Delivery of Therapeutics
Funding Agency:Springboard Atlantic and Faculty of Dentistry
Start Date:2015End Date:2016
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators:A Momeni
Network for Canadian Oral Health Research
Description:NCOHR is the primary resource for initiating, supporting, and sustaining innovative and collaborative oral health research designed to benefit the health of all Canadians: Healthy mouths - healthy bodies.
Funding Agency:CIHR
Start Date:2012End Date:2015
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:D. Matthews (PI) and 10 others
Link:http://www.ncohr-rcrsb.ca
31st Annual meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society
Funding Agency:CIHR
Start Date:2013End Date:2014
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Commercialization of CaP Liquid Embolic System
Funding Agency:Innovacorp: Early Stage Commercialization Fund
Start Date:2012End Date:2013
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators:R Abraham, A Momeni
Developing an Oral Health Clinical Research Enterprise in Nova Scotia
Funding Agency:NSHRF REDI
Start Date:2012End Date:2013
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:D Boyd (PI), B Cleghorn, B Loney
Development of an Active Implant to Stimulate Peri-Implant Bone Formation and for In vivo Assessment of Osseointegration
Funding Agency:Capital Health Research Fund
Start Date:2012End Date:2013
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:R Adamson (PI), A Koyiya
High Performance Microanalysis Upgrades to Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
Funding Agency:NSERC Research Tools & Instruments Grant
Start Date:2011End Date:2012
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:D. Bishop (PI) and 5 others
Nanoindentation Suite
Funding Agency:NSERC Research Tools & Instruments Grant
Start Date:2011End Date:2012
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:D Boyd [PI] and 2 others
Minimally Invasive Systems for Bone Augmentation
Funding Agency:Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA): Atlantic Innovation Fund
Start Date:2011End Date:2016
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:D Boyd [PI] and 2 others
Kungatsiajuk: Supporting the healthy smiles of NunatuKavut children
Description:A three-year research study on the oral health of children living in south-east Labrador. This research project brings together two kinds of knowledge – biomedical knowledge and Indigenous knowledge – to make an unique contribution to our understanding of the oral health of Aboriginal children.
Funding Agency:CIHR Operating Grant
Start Date:2011End Date:2014
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:D. Martin (PI), M.McNally (co-PI), H. Castleden (co-PI) and 5 others
Link:http://www.ahprc.dal.ca/projects/kungatsiajuk/
Facility for preparation of advanced metallic and ceramic materials
Funding Agency:NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grant
Start Date:2010End Date:2011
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:K Plucknett (PI) and 4 others
Acquisition of an NMR Probe for Low-Frequency Nuclei
Funding Agency:NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grant
Start Date:2010End Date:2011
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:J Zwanziger [PI] and 4 others
Calcium Phosphate Processing Strategies for Delivery of Therapeutic Agents
Funding Agency:NSERC Discovery Grant
Start Date:2010End Date:2015
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator
An Integrated NSERC CREATE Training Program in Biomedical Device Innovation
Description:A training program in biomedical technology innovation and commercialization.
Funding Agency:NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program Grant
Start Date:2009End Date:2015
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:GN Maksym [PI] and 6 others
Link:http://biomedic.medicine.dal.ca
Changing Demographics: The Oral Health of Our Aging Population
Description:An observational, cross-sectional survey of the oral health status, service utilization and treatment needs of Nova Scotians aged 45 years and older.
Funding Agency:CIHR Regional Partnership Program Grant (with NSHRF and Health Canada)
Start Date:2008End Date:2011
Investigator Status:Co-Investigator
Co-Investigators:D Matthews [PI], J Clovis (co-PI) and 4 others
Link:http://www.dal.ca/faculty/dentistry/research/research-projects/oral-health-aging.html
Combinatorial Characterization of Cell / Protein Interactions with Metal / Metal Oxide Surfaces
Funding Agency:Research Contract (Medtronic)
Start Date:2005End Date:2009
Investigator Status:Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators:J. Dahn [co-PI]
A Calcium Phosphate Coating Delivery System for Enhanced Dental Implant Fixation
Funding Agency:Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Research Project Grant
Start Date:2003End Date:2008
Investigator Status:Principal Investigator