Biomedical materials

Biomedical materials are biomaterials that are manufactured or processed to be suitable for use as medical devices (or components thereof) and that are usually intended to be in long-term contact with biological materials. Examples of biomedical materials are prostheses, reconstituted tissues and intravenous catheters.

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News and Comment

  • Comments and Opinion |

    The rapidly expanding biomaterials data are challenging to organize. Text mining systems are powerful tools that automatically extract and integrate information in large textual collections. As text mining leaps forward by leveraging deep-learning approaches, it is time to address the most pressing biomaterials information and data processing needs.

    • Osnat Hakimi
    • , Martin Krallinger
    •  & Maria-Pau Ginebra
  • Research Highlights |

    An article in Science Advances reports a wireless smart contact lens for diabetic diagnosis and the delivery of drugs to treat diabetic retinopathy.

    • Alison Stoddart
  • News and Views |

    Scientists recently gathered in Asilomar, California, to discuss the latest developments in bioelectronics research. Interfaces between our body and advanced technologies for biomedical and other applications are becoming ever more diverse and effective.

    • Nicholas A. Melosh
    Nature Materials 18, 1156-1157
  • News and Views |

    A viscoelastic adhesive cardiac patch with optimal mechanical behaviour, determined using a computational model, restores heart function and slows down pathological remodelling following myocardial infarction in rodents.

    • Dawn Bannerman
    • , Simon Pascual-Gil
    •  & Milica Radisic
  • News and Views |

    Crystallized anti-inflammatory drugs have been shown to inhibit fibrosis on the surface of a number of devices over a long-term period following implantation in rodents and non-human primates.

    • Ruud A. Bank
  • News and Views |

    A two-step method has been developed for the accelerated and efficient generation of human kidney organoids using in vitro and in ovo culture in a three-dimensional environment.

    • Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes
    Nature Materials 18, 303-304