Implants and Biointerfaces
The clinical needs of implant materials and biointerfaces are diverse: integration of metals or ceramics into bone, integration – or in some cases non-integration – of materials into tissue, compatibility of various materials with blood to name some. Coatings with active ingredients provide surfaces that can trigger a specific cell and tissue response, for example for appropriate biological response. Antimicrobial surfaces help to prevent or reduce bacterial infections of materials implanted into or in contact with the human body. Biointerfaces can further provide specific functions for sensing concepts.
- In this module we design, develop and engineer implantable (bio)materials for tissue repair, tissue regeneration and tissue engineering.
- Our concepts include bioactive and bioinstructive materials which promote enhancement of tissue repair and function.