UE Biomaterials

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


In this lecture, students learn polymeric materials for the applications in the medical field, especially their macromolecular structure and organization as well as structure-function relationships. The main families of synthetic and natural polymer materials used in living tissues and/or biological fluids are presented. Emphasis is placed on the properties and characterization of stimuli-responsive polymers and hydrogels that can sense specific biological signals and trigger a therapeutic action appropriate to local pathological or physiological environments. The course will be illustrated with applications in the field of controlled drug release and tissue engineering.


Knowledge of stimuli-responsive polymers and biopolymers and their use for the design of biomaterials for biomedical applications.