Department of Engineering Sciences

New biomaterials can enable patient-specific treatments

Cecilia Persson introduced our group at the opening ceremony of Medtech Science & Innovation Centre in Uppsala on June 14th, 2017.

Click here to look at her presentation (in Swedish) and learn more about MiM's contribution to developing new functional material for treating bone fractures.

Cecilia Persson is an Associate Professor in the MiM Group since 2015. She holds a PhD in Biomechanics from The University of Leeds (2009), and a European MSc in Materials Engineering (2004). Her research is within new biomaterials for bone implants.

What is a biomaterial?

A biomaterial is a material that is used to fabricate an implant or medical device intended to interact with biological systems. Biomaterials are used in many applications such as: joint replacements (hip, knee), plates and screws for fracture fixation, bone cements for vertebroplasty, bone void fillers for bony defect repair, artificial tendons and ligaments, dental implants for tooth fixation, blood vessel prostheses, heart valves, catheters, artificial hearts, skin repair templates, heart-lung machines, cochlear replacements, intraocular lenses, etc. The global biomaterials market is expected to reach 117 billion € by 2020.

Click here to find out more about our research.