Biomedical Materials and Chemistry

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

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

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.

Over de organisatie

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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    Development of poor cell adhesive immersion precipitation membranes based on supramolecular bis-urea polymers

    van Gaal, R. C., van Sprang, J. F., Borneman, Z. & Dankers, P. Y. W., 1 mrt 2020, In : Macromolecular Bioscience. 20, 3, 7 blz., 1900277.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

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    Functional supramolecular bioactivated electrospun mesh improves tissue ingrowth in experimental abdominal wall reconstruction in rats

    Mori da Cunha, M. G. M. C., Arts, B., Hympanova, L., Rynkevic, R., Mackova, K., Bosman, A. W., Dankers, P. Y. W. & Deprest, J., 1 apr 2020, In : Acta Biomaterialia. 106, blz. 82-91 10 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

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  • 2 Citaten (Scopus)
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    NWO Vidi Award : Pieces of plastic with biological properties?

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

    Prijs: NWOVidiWetenschappelijk

  • Supramolecular hydrogels as local controlled drug delivery carriers

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

    Prijs: ERCProof of conceptWetenschappelijk

  • Scripties/Masterproeven

    Decellularized extracellular matrix hydrogels for kidney tissue culture

    Auteur: Smits, I., 27 feb 2020

    Begeleider: van Sprang, J. F. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van Gaal, R. C. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Dankers, P. Y. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    Introduction of Notch ligands at the surface of supramolecular biomaterials

    Auteur: de Jong, S., 23 mei 2019

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

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    Model-based assessment of calcifications in aortic stenosis and their role in valve opening

    Auteur: Janssens, K., 19 dec 2019

    Begeleider: Rutten, M. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Meiburg, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master