MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine

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Instructive Biomaterials Engineering (IBE)


Research at IBE is inspired and driven by materials science and engineering. The group aims at developing “smart”, instructive synthetic biomaterials for tissue and organ regeneration, with focus on inorganic materials for regeneration of connective tissue.

IBE's main lines of research are:

  • Design and fabrication of biomaterials for regenerative medicine with closely controlled properties, by combining different material types and fabrication technologies.
  • Fundamental study of biological mechanisms behind interactions of biomaterials and cells/tissues, with the aim of designing and developing novel instructive biomaterials.
  • Application of bioinorganics as synthetic “growth factors”.
  • Biomineralization.
  • Development of screening platforms (e.g. based on microfluidics) to increase throughput of screening interactions of materials with the biological environment and rate at which new biomaterials are developed.

C2C12 Cell attachment movie