The Smart Biomaterials research group at Reutlingen University focuses on materials science and tissue engineering for biomedical applications. Among other developments, the group is working on novel biomaterials which can be used to influence biological systems in vivo and in vitro in a targeted manner.
Other fields of research are:
- Surface modifications and coatings
- Microstructure systems and cellular biophysics
- Stem cells and bioinspired systems for regenerative medicine
- 3D bioprinting
At the same time, students on the Bachelor’s course in Biomedical Sciences at Reutlingen University work in an interdisciplinary, project-centred research lab (BioMED) together with selected computer science and mechatronics students. They focus on contemporary topics such as the development of chips for blood analysis and of biocompatible implants. The lab uses ENVAIR workbenches for a range of sterile procedures. Using ENVAIR eco safe Basic Plus enables sterile handling of cell cultures, including for 3D bioprinting.