After successful completion of the course, the student:
- Is able to define the terms biomaterial and biocompatibility,
- Is able to describe the process of biomaterials regulation,
- Has knowledge about protein and cell interactions with biomaterials,
- Is able to describe the processes of inflammation and wound healing upon implantation of a biomedical device,
- Has knowledge about chemical modification and analysis of biomaterial surfaces,
- Has knowledge about the properties of biomedical polymers and composites used in regenerative medicine,
- Is able to describe the processing of these polymers and composites, notably by physical and covalent crosslinking into hydrogels and 3D-printed structures,
- Has knowledge about analysis of these structures with respect to their mechanical properties, degradation mechanism and tissue regeneration.
This course deals with the basic principles of regulation, processing, surface modification and analysis of biomaterials as well as of tissue-biomaterial interactions in regenerative medicine.