Research areas

last updated: 2009-08-24
  • Tissue engineering (TE) of bone, cartilage and osteochondral defects
  • Production of porous biomaterials and TE scaffolds, including rapid prototyping approaches
  • Systems for the controlled release of bioactive agents
  • Development and modification of natural origin materials
  • Polymer science applied to the development of new materials
  • Characterization of biomaterials under dynamic loads
  • Behaviour in simulated physiological solutions and degradation mechanisms
  • Processing and characterization of biodegradable systems including the development of bioactive and bioinert composites
  • Surface modification of biomaterials and TE scaffolds, including patterning (nano and micro)
  • Bioactivity, biomineralization, biomimetic coatings and bioceramics
  • Biomaterials-protein interactions
  • Hydrogels and novel degradable bone cements
  • Nanobiotechnology applied to regenerative medicine
  • Smart and responsive materials for tissue engineering and sustained release
  • Membranes and wound dressings of natural origin
  • Biocompatibility and immunological responses to biomaterials
  • Adult Stem cells: Isolation, culturing and differentiation
  • Co-culture systems for tissue engineering applications
  • In-vivo tests for biocompatibility and TE constructs functionality assessment

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