The development of biomaterials is not a new area of science, having existed for around half a century. The study of biomaterials is called biomaterial science. It is a provocative field of science, having experienced steady and strong growth over its history, with many companies investing large amounts of money into the development of new products. Biomaterial science encompasses elements of medicine, biology, chemistry, tissue engineering and materials science.


Any synthetic materials which are compatible with living tissues upon implantation. They can be metals, ceramics, polymers, and their composites.


"A biomaterial is any material, natural or man-made, that comprises whole or part of a living structure or biomedical device which performs, auguments, or replaces a natural function".[citation needed]


1. Any substance, synthetic or natural, that can be used as a system or part of a system that treats, augments, or replaces any tissue, organ, or function of the body






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