Biomaterials and Bioinspired Materials

Biomaterial is well-defined as a material that has been engineered to interact with components of living system for both therapeutic and diagnostic purpose. Biomaterials can either be natural component or synthetic materials that are synthesized in the laboratory by using metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Biomaterials serve as the fundamentals of medicine, biology, tissue engineering and materials science that have its application in drug delivery, dental application, joint replacement, surgery and regenerative medicine. Few of the biomaterials that are used to mimic the natural function are stents, vascular grafts, heart valves, bone plate, bone cement, dental implants, breast implants, surgical sutures, etc., The forefront research in the field of tissue engineering is the synthesis of bio-inspired materials where scientists, engineers and physicians are working together to reproduce the hierarchical organization and flexibility originated from nature to recapitulate the cellular microenvironment. These study emphases on characterizing the properties of biological structures to produce novel bio-inspired materials with multifaceted properties and applications in Bioengineering and Biomedicine.

  • Hydrogel Scaffolds
  • Bio resorbable metal
  • Bioactive glass
  • Bio ink
  • Biopolymers and Bioplastics
  • Living Materials
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Nano Biomaterials
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Tissue Engineering