BIOMEDICAL POLYMERS

Prof. Daniel Cohn

There is a wide variety of polymers which are used in the human body, in direct contact with its organs, tissues and fluids. These materials are called Biomedical Polymers. The use of polymers in a diversity of clinical disciplines, such as orthopedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology and cardiovascular surgery, poses unique and extremely severe requirements, where chemical, physical and biological issues are inherently interrelated.


The research activities of this group focus on five main areas:

  • Biodegradable polymers. Design, synthesis and development of new biodegradable polymeric systems.

  • Tissue engineering. Tailoring of polymers for scaffolding and regeneration of functional human tissue, especially arterial reconstruction.

  • Plasma surface treatments. Surface modification of polymers by means of polymerization of functionalization under plasma conditions, for biomedical purposes.

  • Biomedical injectables. Development of novel polymeric systems for in situ generated implants.

  • Biomedical composites. Fiber reinforced polymers for hard and soft tissue implants and prostheses.



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