Overviews of Biomimetic Medical Materials

  • Dipankar Das
  • Insup NohEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1064)


This chapter describes the overviews of biomimetic medical materials which covers innovation and significance of terminology, diverse fabrication methods, and technologies ranges from nanotechnology to 3D printing to develop biomimetic materials for medical applications. It also depicts specific fundamental characteristics required for a material to be a model biomimetic material for particular medical application. It basically outlines current statuses of biomimetic medical materials used for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, drug/protein delivery, bioimaging, biosensing, and 3D bioprinting technology. It also illustrates the effect of functionalization of a material through chemical and biological approaches towards different applications. Not only, the key properties and potential applications of the biomimetic materials, but it also explains the protection and utilization of intellectual property associated with biomedical materials.


Biomimetic Drug/protein delivery 3D printing Nanotechnology Intellectual property Tissue engineering 



This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant (2015R1A2A1A10054592).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringSeoul National University of Science and TechnologySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Convergence Institute of Biomedical Engineering and BiomaterialsSeoul National University of Science and TechnologySeoulSouth Korea

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