2019 Biomaterials Science

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Ikoma Toshiyuki  Chen Guoping 
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Tue1-2(S7-202)  Fri1-2(S7-202)  
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on an important matter about biomaterials and basic knowledge of bioceramics, biopolymers and cells used in medical devices, regenerative medicine and drug delivery system. Biomaterial is an interdisciplinary field, and students need to understand each subject based on a common platform. The selection of materials starts development of medical devices, regenerative medicine and drug delivery systems, and thus students require to understand the properties of materials and cells composed of our tissues and organs.

Student learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to understand fundamental concepts of medical devices, regenerative medicine and drug delivery systems, through the position of material engineering, based on reactivity and safety of biomaterials used in our body, and to explain interfacial interaction between biomaterials and cells.


Biomaterial, Regenerataive Medicine, Drug Delivery System, Bioceramcs, Biopolymers

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This lecture is given by distribution of necessary handout and blackboard demonstration.. Students are given exercise problems related to the lecture given that day to solve. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Important matters of biomaterials and medical devices To understand matters of biomaterials
Class 2 Reaction of materials in our body and safety exam Biocompatibility
Class 3 Introduction of bioceramics Properties of bioceramics
Class 4 Biomineralization and hierarchical structure Structure and function
Class 5 Elements of experimental technique (1): Characterization method Characterization of biomaterials
Class 6 Elements of experimental technique (2): Surface and interface analysis Analytical method of surface and interface
Class 7 Introduction of biopolymers Properties of biopolymers
Class 8 Polymer scaffolds Polymer scaffolds and its fabrication method
Class 9 Polymer Interface Control of polymer and tissue Engineering
Class 10 Tissue Engineering by biopolymer Application of biopolymer to tissue Engineering
Class 11 Regenerative medicine(1): Introduction Introduction of regenerative medicine
Class 12 Regenerative medicine (2): Bone and cartilage regeneration Specialized study of regenerative medicine
Class 13 Medical devices (1): Artificial bone and bone filling materials Cutting edge of bone treatments
Class 14 Medical devices (2): Drug delivery system Subjects of DDS
Class 15 Medical devices(3): Clinical application Regulation of medical devices


Junzo Tanaka, Toshiyuki Ikoma, Toshimasa Uemura, Kenichi Ohmori, Bioceramics, Korona-sha

Reference books, course materials, etc.

T. Ikoma and J. Tanaka et al., Nanobio and Nanomedicine, Korona-sha

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their understanding of bioceramics, biopolymers, medical devices, regenerative medicines and drug delivery system, and their ability to apply them to solve problems. The student's course scores are based on final exams (80%) and exercises (20%).

Related courses

  • MAT.C204 : Kinetics of Chemical Reaction (Ceramics course)
  • MAT.C202 : Crystal and Phonon

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites

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