Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health

RESEARCH FUNDING

Biomaterials

This program supports the research and development of new or novel biomaterials that can be used for a broad spectrum of biomedical applications such as implantable devicestissue engineering; imaging agents; and biosensors and actuators.
 
Research that is supported includes the design, synthesis, characterization, processing and manufacturing of these materials as well as the design and development of devices constructed of these materials and their clinical performance.
 
This program supports the design, development, evaluation and validation of medical devices and implants, vis-à-vis their interface to the host. This includes: exploratory research on modifications (especially of the implant surface) that increase device integration; development of tools for assessing host-implant interactions; development of predictive models and methods to assess the useful life of devices; and explant analysis.