Biomedical Materials and Chemistry

  • Institute for Complex Molecular Systems Department of Biomedical Engineering, P.O. Box 513

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

To provide material solutions for regenerative medicine through development of functional biomaterials based on supramolecular chemistry.

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The Biomaterials research group focusses on the design and synthesis of bioinspired functional biomaterials.

Organisational profile

The Biomaterials research group focusses on the design and synthesis of bioinspired functional biomaterials. The main goals are: 1. To develop methods to specifically modify biomaterials surfaces, and 2. To translate these biomaterials to applications in the field of regenerative medicine, with a focus on cardiovascular and renal applications.

The biomedical application of different supramolecular polymeric biomaterials held together via directed, non-covalent interactions is the central theme. In the cardiovascular field the aim is to develop vascular grafts and heart valves that in situ can be engineered by selective capturing of progenitor cells from the blood (in close collaboration with prof. Carlijn Bouten). Additionally, catheter-delivery methods of various drugs, cells and exosomes, encapsulated in hydrogels, to the heart after myocardial infarction are investigated. Furthermore, the Biomaterials research group also designs and develops biomaterials to intervene in processes related to kidney disease. In order to ameliorate hemodialysis bilayered supramolecular membranes on which kidney cells can be cultured outside the body are developed.

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Pyrimidinones Chemical Compounds
Biocompatible Materials Chemical Compounds
Hydrogels Engineering & Materials Science
Biomaterials Engineering & Materials Science
Hydrogel Chemical Compounds
Peptides Engineering & Materials Science
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Scaffolds Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2016 2020

  • 31 Article
  • 9 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Editorial
8 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Biocompatible Materials
Tissue engineering
4 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-component supramolecular fibers with elastomeric properties and controlled drug release

Putti, M., Mes, T., Huang, J., Bosman, A. W. & Dankers, P. Y. W., Jan 2020, In : Biomaterials Science. 8, 1, p. 163-173 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Polyethylene glycols
Pharmaceutical Preparations
10 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Biocompatible Materials
Notch1 Receptor
Click Chemistry


NWO Vidi Award : Pieces of plastic with biological properties?

P.Y.W. Dankers (Recipient), 2016

Prize: NWOVidiScientific

Bearings (structural)
Supramolecular chemistry
Biocompatible Materials
Medical problems

Supramolecular hydrogels as local controlled drug delivery carriers

P.Y.W. Dankers (Recipient), 2016

Prize: ERCProof of conceptScientific

Drug Carriers
Drug Delivery Systems

Student theses

Introduction of Notch ligands at the surface of supramolecular biomaterials

Author: de Jong, S., 23 May 2019

Supervisor: Putti, M. (Supervisor 1) & Dankers, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Renal epithelial sheet response to curved surfaces

Author: Miltenburg, R., 30 Aug 2018

Supervisor: van Gaal, R. (Supervisor 1) & Dankers, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master