Institute of Biomaterial Science

Latest research results presented in journal Advanced Materials

Fundamental research at the Institute of Biomaterial Science is focused on multifunctional, polymer-based materials for applications in Regenerative Medicine. The vision for tomorrow´s medicine is spectacular but challenging at the same time: to enable the regeneration of diseased or injured tissue, cells and complex organs or to at least partially restore their function. Novel biomaterials are providing a basis and constitute a key technology for induced auto-regeneration, especially in combination with bioactive molecules. Furthermore, they have a high application potential as support systems for somatic cell therapy and tissue engineering.

The research of the Institute is contributing to solve problems arising with the socio-economical change of our society: The progressing life expectancy as well as changing everyday physical strains are leading to an increase of degenerative, chronic inflammatory, and age-related diseases whose symptoms can often only be alleviated yet not cured. The development of regenerative therapies aims at curative treatment options enabling the restoration of impaired functions by endogenous healing- and regeneration processes or biological replacement. Innovative biomaterials open up entirely new medical possibilities as implants or drug releasing systems with properties and functions tailored specifically to the demands of each application.

Helmholtz Graduate School Macromolecular Bioscience

The newly established Helmholtz Graduate School offers a structured and application oriented PhD Program in Biomaterial Research and Macromolecular Bioscience.

Coordination Office
Dr. M. Schroeter


Dr. M. Schroeter
Institute of Biomaterial Science

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BCRT - Interdisciplinary Translational Center

At the BCRT we develop methods and tools for Regenerative Medicine based on biomaterials and drug delivery systems together with the Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Campus Teltow

HZG Institute of Biomaterial Science

Kantstraße 55, D-14153 Teltow

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Campus Virchow-Klinikum

Charité, Universitäts-medizin Berlin

Augustenburger Pl. 1, D-13353 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 450 539-400
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Helmholtz Portfolio Topic
„Technology and Medicine"

Within this Portfolio Topic we explore the connections of technology driven approaches in health research and their relevance for medical diagnostics and therapies.