Research focus

The Department of Biomaterials has during the past few years established itself as a high standard research laboratory producing innovative research at the forefront of biomaterials science.

Main research areas

  • The surface structure and surface chemistry of the implanted device (most often titanium based)
  • The nature and quality of the tissue-implant interface and the peri-implant environment
  • The physiology and biology of the healing process in the compromised bone 

Specific aims

  • Develop bioactive biomaterial surfaces through modification of titanium oxide micro and nano structure, ion implantation of the titanium oxide layer and coating of the titanium oxide layer by biomolecules.he surface structure and surface chemistry of the implanted device (most often titanium based)
  • Study the role of focal adhesion mechanisms in implant performance.
  • Study the biology of compromised bone during healing and implant integration.
  • Develop implant surfaces providing a focal adhesion contact for cells in the peri-implant environment.
  • Develop new strategies to
  1. Recruit bone stem cells to the implant surface.
  2. Hard tissue formation and bone growth onto materials used in dental
  3. Orthopaedic implants that is clinically and industrially applicable.  

 

Published July 3, 2012 1:42 PM - Last modified July 4, 2016 10:13 AM