Together with partners, we pursue an integration of our material concepts into the biomaterials field.

On the one hand targeting a more immediate applicability for instance for 3D printed nanocellulose materials, for which we could show excellent biocompatibility, as well as possibilities for cell-friendly degradation to make free standing 3D cell constructs or possibly allow in vivo degradation. On the other hand, we raise the more long term question how adaptive, active and autonomous materials (e.g. hydrogels with lifetimes) provide new levels of functionalities for biomaterials applications. 

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Materials Meet Life - Biomaterials

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