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Biomaterials

The Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering division focuses on the materials for the replacement of hard tissues and, in general, has a predominantly structural function. These tasks include both mechanical characterization, microstructural and chemical fabrics and materials, and the development of new bioactive materials and surfaces.

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Research Lines

Calcium Phosphate Based Materials. The Research line on Calcium Phosphate based materials focuses its research in the design and development of new materials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, especially in the field of bone regeneration.

Metallic Biomaterials and Functionalization. The main goals for this line are:

  • Producing and characterising Ti alloys based on Ti-Nb-Hf-Zr system with low elastic modulus and/or exhibiting shape memory effect for biomedical applications.
  • To develop titanium surfaces biofunctionalized with peptides for the enhancement of bone repair and regeneration.
  • To study the effects of some bacteria over the degradation of metallic biomaterials in aggressive environments. 
  • The development of new biomaterials with antimicrobial and bone regeneration properties for maxillofacial and oral surgery.

Scientific Productions

Biomaterials, Biomecànica i Enginyeria de Teixits (BBT)
The Research Group's main scientific goal is the development of biomaterials for tissue and organs regeneration/functional repair.

Grup de Nanotecnologia de Biomaterials

The Center for Research in NanoEngineering (CRnE) is dedicated to the research, development and innovation in the fields of micro and Nanoengineering, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience.

imatge icona contacte Centre de Recerca en Enginyeria Biomedica

Manel González Piñero
creb.researchupc.edu
+34 93.401.16.93

Services

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy.
  • Optical Interferometry.
  • Surface chemical analysis by energy dispersive spectroscopy X-ray (EDS).
  • Surface chemical analysis by photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).
  • Determination of the contact angle and surface energy.
  • In vitro assays of corrosion and ion release according to UNE-EN ISO 10993-15.
  • Z-potential measurement.
  • Quartz crystal microbalance.
  • Static mechanical testing: compression, tension, bending, torsion.
  • Hardness Testing.
  • Dynamic mechanical testing: fatigue test on dental implants (ISO 14801), vertebral fixators (ASTM F1717).
  • Wear testing (pin-on-disk).
  • Mesures extensiomètriques i videoextensomètriques.
  • Extensiometric measures.
  • Determination of the porosity.
  • Determination of apparent density and real density.
  • Determination of specific surface area.
  • Pore size distribution in the micro, meso and macro scale.
  • In vitro cytotoxicity test (UNE-EN ISO 10993-5).
  • In vitro cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation.
  • X-ray diffraction..
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC.
  • Metalography.
  • Dust and particles granulometry.

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