Biological tissues are intrinsically organized at multiple scales. They also perform multiple structural and physiological functions. Biomaterials used to substitute the biological tissues and to design medical devices should therefore be designed in the same way.
The CEMAM teams provide knowledge and know-how in the many scientific facets of these complex materials and applications: biology, mechanics, numerical simulation, physical chemistry, physiology,... Both close relationships with clinical research and an easy access to many characterization and visualization techniques are essential in our partnership.
With that in mind, IRP 6 is focused on :
Bone biosynthesis (red) in contact to an titanium implant (black) coated with a functionalized PLL-HA polyelectrolyte film
Vascular implant made of NiTi knitted fabric inserted in a silicone elastomer.