Biomaterials and tissue biomechanics: A match made in heaven?

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Abstract

Biomaterials and tissue biomechanics have been traditionally separate areas of research with relatively little overlap in terms of methodological approaches. Recent advances in both fields on the one hand and developments in fabrication techniques and design approaches on the other have prepared the ground for joint research efforts by both communities. Additive manufacturing and rational design are examples of the revolutionary fabrication techniques and design methodologies that could facilitate more intimate collaboration between biomaterial scientists and biomechanists. This editorial article highlights the various ways in which the research on tissue biomechanics and biomaterials are related to each other and could benefit from each other’s results and methodologies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number528
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • biomaterials
  • tissue biomechanics
  • skeletal system
  • computational modeling
  • biomaterial discovery

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