Be it hydrogels, organ replacement systems or stents in blood vessels - modern medicine depends on functional materials and surfaces. Leibniz Health Technologies is therefore researching materials that integrate well in the organism and can prevent colonisation with germs. In this context, Leibniz scientists are developing bioactive surfaces that stimulate cells in a targeted manner, release active substances and regulate healing processes.
Across applications, the control of blood coagulation and immune reactions when biomaterials are exposed are important goals that can be achieved by bioactive surfaces. Novel functionalisation concepts use adaptive release systems that realise an on-demand dosage of active substances.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann, Leibniz-DWI
Prof. Dr. Aránzazu del Campo Bécares, Leibniz-INM
Prof. Dr. Carsten Werner, Leibniz-IPF
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Technologieportät: Hydrogele für medizinische Anwendungen